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  • 88 months ago

Anyone have a recommendation for ramdisk software? Any good places to read up on it?

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  • 88 months ago
  • 2 points

Linus (Of LinusTechTips on Youtube) recommends the AMD version of RamDisk. I have used the "free" version offered by RAMdisk themselves before, but it has limited sizes. I think the AMD version is unlocked. http://www.radeonmemory.com/software_4.0.php

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll look into it.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

I went ahead and used the regular DataRam version.

http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk

I installed it and have set it up as a cache for Chrome right now. Next step is a scratchdisk for Photoshop.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RAM_drive_software

I use ImDisk... freeware, no size limit. Meaning awesomeness all around.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know about that one when I installed the other. When I have a chance, I'm going to replace the DataRam one I'm using.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

n.n

No problem. Doing a little research can go a long way. ;)

Also, to use ImDisk, you have to access it via the Control Panel in Windows 7.

It isn't going to be found as a program, but only in your Control Panel. I didn't know that back then when I first installed it, but I figured it out after a few hours.

Hope this helps ya.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem. Hey dude, if you're interested, I've got this sweet article I've made. I just made a technology blog, so I was hoping you'd maybe be interested in it:

http://pcbuildoff.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/ssds-what-to-get-for-your-dollar-and-how-to-install-windows-on-your-ssd/

It contains information about what SSDs to get for your dollar, how to install Windows on your SSD, how to setup ASUS SSD Caching, and how to setup RAM Caching too.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

My SSD (arguably not the fastest on the market) vs. the 4Gb RAMdisk.

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7374/ramdisk.png

Just upgraded to 32Gb in my system build for my next system. I'll have to buy a premium version of the software, but I love this!

  • 88 months ago
  • 2 points

:) Ramdisk will beat any single SSD out there in terms of performance. Possibly a Raid of them will beat it, but then what would it do against a RAID of ramdisks??? lol

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish Gigabyte would release an updated version of their old ram expansion card :D

Way way back in time I used to setup a ram drive on my old 386sx16 for number crunching while I was away at school during the day. I used ancient hardware to crack the best encryption at the time. Of course today the encryption has improved dramatically...but I like a challenge :D

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using it as a cache for my browsers and as a scratchdisk for Photoshop.

This software was recommended to me because it doesn't have a limitation on the size of the RAMDISK.

http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/#ImDisk

The one I'm using allows only 4Gb before you have to purchase their Pro version. But 4Gb has been fine for my needs.

http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk

I guess you could load games and such on it if you have a big enough RAMDISK, so long as it is persistent, meaning it doesn't wipe everything when you turn of the computer.

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