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Default 01-29-2011, 02:34 AM

Originally Posted by holmes4 View Post
Help with performance of what? You don't want to use an SD card as something the OS will be writing to frequently. I think class 6 is really the most that you can make effective use of on a Mini.
For what it's worth, my Minis can write to SD cards in excess of 10MByte/s, so the speed of a class 10 card wouldn't necessarily be a waste.

But I share your question. Just sticking a fast SD card in a Mini won't help performance. A fast SD card could speed up a slow hard drive by storing some seeking speed-sensitive files on the SD card (maybe virtual memory/swap?), but any Mini with a SSD is better off keeping speed-sensitive data on the SSD...

...unless you have the abyssmally slow 4GB STEC, like my Mini 9. Fast SD cards are competitive with it speedwise.

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