Solid State Drive Options

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mariamitchell, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. mariamitchell macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to use some of the hard drive space on a MacBook with the 128GB solid state hard drive as RAM, or is it better to upgrade to more RAM when the computer is purchased? I'm assuming you can use virtual RAM on the machine, just as you can with any other machine, but I was wondering if with a solid state drive, if it was possible to use some of that memory as RAM without any slowdown in performance.

    Thanks very much for your help.
    Gary
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    No you don't want to use your SSD as RAM. First off it's really slow compared to RAM. Second, you'll kill the chips with those read/write cycles. You can use it as swap, but upgrading RAM is still better.
     

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