Speed Solved, Discussion Changed: SSD vs HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by canis-orca, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. canis-orca, Sep 3, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011

    canis-orca macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011
    Currently I have:

    MBP Mid-2009 Intel Core 2 Duo with 8GB RAM, ~320GB HDD w/89.05GB Free, OSX 10.7.1 installed and purring smoothly.

    I understand a 16GB craze going on with the new MBP's.

    However, what could I do to have the maximum ram possible available for any single program?

    The goal to is operate, say maya, smoothly without having to wait for the hardware to catch up.
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Maybe installing a SSD might help.
    Although maximizing your RAM over 8GB is impossible for 2009 model so Id say turn off all other applications while running maya.

    RAM is mostly used for multitasking so turning off other applications and restarting might help.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If you only have one app open at a time, that will make the most available RAM for that program. Generally that's not necessary though.
  4. canis-orca thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011
    Speed Solved, shifted to HDD vs SSD.

    Easy enough.

    In HDD vs SSD what are your personal experiences?

    I have read some information on SSD's and HDD's, but no personal experience with using a SSD.

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