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Old 10-21-2010, 01:09 PM
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Re: scratch disc for macbook pro

Ah, i was just thinking about putting in one of these:

and just off a mkII tethered, so USB
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:39 PM
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Re: scratch disc for macbook pro

I would go for ExpressCard/34 slot
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:51 PM
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Re: scratch disc for macbook pro

ram is the fastest, then internal harddrives, then firewire, then usb ii. and the new kid on the block, ssd's are great, comparable to ram, but expensive yet, with 60 gigs going for around $150, i think. and, if your motherboard is new enough, you might even have one of the new, new kids on the block, usb 3, though i doubt it.

SuperSpeed USB brings significant performance enhancements to the ubiquitous USB standard, while remaining compatible with the billions of USB enabled devices currently deployed in the market. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 will deliver 10x the data transfer rate of Hi-Speed USB, as well as improved power efficiency.

-SuperSpeed USB 3.0 has a 5 Gbps signaling rate offering 10x performance increase over Hi-Speed USB 2.0
-SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is a Sync-N-Go technology that minimizes wait-time.
-SuperSpeed USB 3.0 will provide Optimized Power Efficiency.
-SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
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notice on that page that they have usb 3 flash drives, which shld be configurable as work drives.

and here's where i start to lose it, but i think there's an adapter that ties in either with sata ii somehow or with with pci-e, but i'm still fuzzy on those, so do your research.

and, if you want a really low cost solution to speeding up your machine, try this site: . that site will show you how to trim windows fat off the pig and make your rig run faster by simply eliminating unnecessary processes that windows thinks it has to run but doesnt really.

there are other software solutions, too. defragging can help, especially if you've had your rig for a while. cleaning the registry can also help.

and, in some cases, you might be able to upgrade your cpu to a faster one, or just overclocking your current one, but be careful of that latter and read up on it before trying. and, i generally dont recommend overclocking on a laptop. it tends to heat faster than the small fans can get rid of.

so, there's lots of options there. homework shld help you find which is best for your rig.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:06 AM
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Re: scratch disc for macbook pro

The trouble is that older versions of Photoshop are not able to use more than 3 GB of RAM. So if you will instal 12 GB RAM on your machine the rest will be unused. The best solution here is to have 4GB RAM - 3 GB for Photoshop and 1 GB for your system.
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