Can I use an external SSD as RAM?

Episode 1248 (1:53:38)

Alan from Los Angeles, CA

Alan is a video editor and wants to try and use an SSD as RAM. Leo says that a drive, even an SSD, isn't fast enough to act as RAM. Not to mention the USB ports won't be fast enough to allow it. Hard drives should only be used as RAM to prevent crashing when the computer's RAM is completely used up.