Readyboost option for Mac OS X?

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Any option to allow you to add "virtual RAM" using a USB flash drive similar to the Vista Readyboost feature?

    That would be cool if Mac OS X had something like this :D
     
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Now why would we want Apple copying a Vista feature, I thought it only happened the other way round:eek:
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Wrong thread perhaps?
     
  4. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nope, I was asking if it was possible to have this enabled for Tiger :D
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    *oops*

    Forgot about the Expose copying...
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I haven't been able to get it to work. Tried with many new fast usb drives but every time it has said that it doesn't meet the required specs.

    Also i don't think that it will make any difference if you have a reasonable amount of ram.

    Readyboost imo was designed to lessen the choke that vista puts on older system.
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    You don't want ReadyBoost. Get more RAM. Or wait for Robson.
     
  8. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    COol but why Robson? What is that?
     
  9. 840quadra Moderator

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    A type of flash memory


    The long story
     
  10. lgoodlove macrumors member

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    I would use it, not that apple would ever do it. If it came free on OS X I would definitely use a high speed flash drive to try to boost my ram when i'm running way to many programs AKA:photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver, and flash.
     
  11. KevinN206 macrumors regular

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    I don't think that's how ReadyBoost works. It doesn't make you have more RAM. ReadyBoost is a disk cache. It intelligently caches frequently used programs and data where random read is VERY fast on flash drives compared to hard drive. The best way to boost performance is to add more RAM (up to a point).
     

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