Can a USB flash disk be used as additional RAM in OS X?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by dakilang_waiter, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. dakilang_waiter

    dakilang_waiter Active Member

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    This feature is available in Windows Vista through a built-in OS feature called ReadyBoost (I think).

    Can this be done for Mac OS X too?
     
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    short answer: NO
     
  3. macgrecia

    macgrecia New Member

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    Agree with you sir, probably nobody has discovered it yet...
     
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    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    well.......it is not that big a deal if you have a reasonably recent machine. But for older machines (with limited RAM and slow hard drives), this type of ad-hoc memory is cheap and works well provided that your usb stick is ReadyBoost-compatible.

    ot: ReadyBoost is carried over with Windows 7.
     
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    ReadyBoost as a feature does not use a flash disk as additional RAM. It caches files on the flash disk because the random read from the said device is fast making launching applications much faster.
     
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    intersting for me, thanks
     

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