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Boot some MacBook Pros via an ExpressCard solid state drive
Authored by: cawaker on Dec 17, '09 09:36:32PM

I'm curious if moving the Ram pagefile to the SSD would make any difference, if you are low on ram I imagine it would make a big difference, but with 4 gigs maybe not so much.

Also with the system on the SSD how do you handle applications and user accounts and such, how are all those on the regular HDD?



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Boot some MacBook Pros via an ExpressCard solid state drive
Authored by: robg on Dec 18, '09 06:30:04AM

I've installed all my key apps directly on the SSD, and left others that are large and rarely used (GarageBand, iMovie, iDVD, etc.) on the internal hard drive. If I have to use those, I'll reboot. A longer-term fix is to try installing them on the SSD (so the frameworks get added, etc.), then replacing the app itself with an alias or symbolic link to the one on the internal drive. I think that will work, but I haven't tested it yet.

-rob.



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