I figured out what to do with that 4th DIMM slot...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by CaoCao, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    most likely cost as much as the macpro you are putting it into! you know two of them as a raid0 boot drive in a 12 core 2.93 along with 6 8gb sticks of ram would be quite a machine
  3. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Hmmm...I wonder if that will be bootable?

    Does anybody remember "RAM Disk" on the old school PowerMac machines in Mac OS 7 - 9? You could allocate part of your RAM as storage space and store files on the RAM. It was ultra-fast, but it got wiped out every time you restarted your machine. This is not actual RAM, but SSD Flash RAM. I wonder if this will be a bootable solution and if it will be much faster than a standard SSD. My SSD is the OWC 120GB and uses the Sandforce controller, has a max read/write speed of 285MB/sec. This thing could be able to read/write over a gigabyte a second, that would be amazing. You could run your whole system off just the base 50GB model and install it in RAM slot 4. Very cool. Hope it's Mac Pro compatible.

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