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    19birel's Avatar
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    Late 2011 13" MBP 2.4 GHz i5 16gb RAM, Early 2008 Mac Pro 2.8Ghz 8-Core Xeon 6gb RAM OSX 10.9.x
    USB Ram??
    I have heard of PC users using "ready boost" (i think that's what it's called) enabled USB RAM by plugging a flash drive into their machine and getting more RAM from it. Would this allow you to run more RAM than you normally could? e.g. if your computer only handles 2gb of RAM cards you put in a 2gb flash drive and run 4gb RAM Is that how it works?? Thanks

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    Andres87's Avatar
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    Jul 27, 2011
    no I dont think thats how it works, It works as a system cache or something like that or at least thats what it says once you enable it.

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    From the little bit I have read no it doesn't quite work that way. Essentially it is writing some cache files to a flash drive Larger cache files that can be written sequentially are written to the hard drive because it is faster to access those files from there than from the flask drive.

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