Memory card for RAM?

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  1. Anderson

    Anderson Well-Known Member
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    Forgive if this is a stupid question but, could you use a good memory card (Class 6 Micro SDHC) to speed up the phone by using some of the card memory for RAM?
     

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  3. trekgraham

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    Would be cool if you could create a swap file or partition to add virtual memory.
     
  4. Slug

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    You can, if you root the handset. Means you can't unmount your card while the handset is powered on though.... bad things happen.
     
  5. trekgraham

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    Hmm does that include mounting to pc via usb? I rarely mount to my pc, as I keep my favorite songs on my phone. Does the swap file provide more memory for applications or is there a way to install to sdcard? I'm a lil nervous of rooting my Droid, I don't want to lose gps,or goggles or have any big issues with applications. I'm used to Linux so I'm no beginner to su or root. I just want benefits to be much bigger then the negatives. Any advice on links for rooting Motorola Droid and 2.1. Thanks
     
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    Yup.

    Not for storage, it just increases the memory available for running apps.

    There's the Apps2SD application, but I don't know whether it will run on the Droid or if there's a third-party (custom) ROM which includes it.

    Motorola Droid - Android Forums would be the place to ask....
     
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