Ramdisk

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Morrile, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Morrile macrumors member

    Morrile

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    #1
    Hello

    I am about to swap my HDD for a SSD and read that one method of increasing the lifespan of the SSD is to have a ramdisk and (somehow, as I don't know) to move all Internet Caches, temp directory (does a mac have one?) to the ramdisk.

    Is this true and is there an app for that?

    I have 16GB of ram, so plenty to share about.

    Morrile
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    In all likelihood, SSDs will far outlast your laptop, so much so I'd not worry about it. Just my $.02.
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    You don't need to do that, that was more of a precaution in the early days of SSD
     
  4. Morrile thread starter macrumors member

    Morrile

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    Many thanks folks. I wanted to make sure before swapping them out. :D
     

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