Need more space... RAM or hard drive??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ozzlil, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. ozzlil macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    #1
    Silly I know....but if I am running out of space on my iMac that has 2 free memory slots...can I just add additional RAM to be able to store more photos or would I need a bigger hard drive??
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    #2
    You will need a larger or additional hard drive or solid state drive. RAM will not increase storage capacity.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #3
    RAM is memory. Hard drives and SSDs are storage. You can't store your photos or anything else in RAM. You need a bigger hard drive, or an external drive to store some of your data.

    Understanding RAM versus hard-drive space via an analogy
     
  4. ozzlil, Oct 15, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012

    ozzlil thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    #4
    So glad I asked, thanks for the help. I will buy an external hard drive and move pictures onto that.
     

Share This Page