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John F

 
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Member Since: Feb 11, 2007
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I tried it anyway - added a Hybrid 1TB HDD / 64MB cache in an external enclosure to my 11" Mac Air. The performance improvement is startling. The USB is still slow, but adding slow to slow makes very very slow, and having an HDD/cache that speeds things up a lot makes a huge difference even if it is external. I still wouldn't want to use it to edit a long movie or mix an orchestral concert, but Photoshop and YouTube clips are going to be a snap. Some tasks are still naturally slow, but much of the time it is subjectively as fast as when booted from the internal SSD.
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