Obviously the bit about slicing the brain into sections won't be an option.
Why? That's the whole point of "tomo-" in tomography.
The game has a 5GB file. I have no idea how much of it gets used at once, but it's not unreasonable to assume that across a 12GB game there's a fair bit of data being used.
I'm also certain that I'm using 8GB of storage when I'm processing 8GB of photographs.
I'm also certain that I'm using more than 8GB of storage over the course of a week. A $140 hybrid drive just isn't going to give me the performance I'd like.
So I spent $180 and got a 60gb cache not an 8gb one. But hey, go ahead and save $40 if you don't need the performance boost it would give to you.
You'll have to pry the steering wheel out of my cold, dead hands
Why would I do that when I can have the car accident investigators and the medical examiner do that for you?
sure you can overwhelm the cache but in real world use that is not going to be an issue
L.A. Noire has a single file that's over 5GB in size. The full game is 12GB in size.
That's just one application. I multitask. 8GB of cache just doesn't cut it.
I just bought a new desktop and opted for SRT rather than the hybrids.
OS drive: High performance (so quite expensive) dedicated SSD
Data drive: 2TB 7200rpm with a rather cheaper 60GB SSD as a cache
NAS : Purely spindle, it's there for infrequently accessed files and backup
The biggest benefit over the hybrid is that 60GB not 8GB. If I import 10GB of photos from my camera I don't want them getting flushed off the cache. If I want to play a 15GB install-size game I don't want to lose the benefits of caching. Right now I can use Lightroom and play the game at the same time.
Third, blame China. Apple is respecting the laws of a nation. You don't like those laws - fine - but it's not Apple's fault for respecting those laws.
One word: Dehomag.
Did they even consider the consequences of generating 400 kilos of dead stuff an hour?
400 kg of biomass per hour to incinerate for energy generation or to turn into hydrocarbons to make the process self-sustaining?
Remember Darwin; building a better mousetrap merely results in smarter mice.