Loc: Florida, USA
I was thinking. Since a lot of us like to move the swap to it's own partition or drive how about making the swap be on a Compact Flash on a IDE adapter? I've been playing with my CF adapter and it's very quick for DOS or Win9x on a PC. I know OSx itself can't fit on a CF card and MicroDrive CF cards are too slow then standard CF cards. Would this improve speed or will this just take up space?
Loc: Stoughton, WI USA
Well, typically moving the swap file to a different partition in OS X provides very little in speed. In my opinion (and experience) useless. If you can get it moved to a different drive or the CF card, then is should improve speed enough to where it was worth it.
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Loc: Florida, USA
dual array and a single would be perfect. the single would be used as swap, while the rest would be on the RAID array.
Or instead of a RAID what about loading up all of the IDE channels and RAID IDE channels and issue the RAID as a JOB and setup the system like a Linux system. One would be /boot another would be SWAP, one would be / and one would be /root and the other would be /home. To me this way works better so if you have a crash it can be easily fixed.
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