Anyone have a recommendation for ramdisk software? Any good places to read up on it?
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
Thanks, I'll look into it.
I went ahead and used the regular DataRam version.
I installed it and have set it up as a cache for Chrome right now. Next step is a scratchdisk for Photoshop.
I use ImDisk... freeware, no size limit. Meaning awesomeness all around.
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.
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.
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:
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.
My SSD (arguably not the fastest on the market) vs. the 4Gb RAMdisk.
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!
:) 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
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
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.
The one I'm using allows only 4Gb before you have to purchase their Pro version. But 4Gb has been fine for my needs.
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.