USB Flash Drive as RAM/VRAM in 10.6

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by michael.lauden, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    Hey everyone,

    i have seen many people use flash drives as RAM or VRAM in Vista. i was wondering if there was a way (now that Snow Leopard is 64 Bit and can handle huge amounts of RAM) to use a flash drive as system memory.

    if there was a way would it be faster than OS X using standard virtual memory on the HD?

    there isn't much information about this topic as 10.6 isn't released yet, but i figured i'd ask because i have a few flash drives laying around that are >2GB


    your thoughts? or am i just stupid
     
  2. gatepc macrumors 6502

    gatepc

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    Pittsburgh PA
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    It would be faster then hdd virtual ram because flash based storage devices are faster at small read/wrighting too bad I don't think OS X lets you change any system settings like that though
     

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