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Windows 7: SUPER FAST HardDrive/RAMDISK

05 Jan 2014   #1
E982

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
SUPER FAST HardDrive/RAMDISK

I made a RAMDISK




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05 Jan 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It's a nice game but there is not really much you can do with it.
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05 Jan 2014   #3
E982

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yeah I have it set so when my computer boots it reloads an img from last backup that happens when I shut off my computer.
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05 Jan 2014   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
What do you mean?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by E982 View Post
Yeah I have it set so when my computer boots it reloads an img from last backup that happens when I shut off my computer.
You're supposed to use it to boost performance by swapping the Windows Temp and User Temp folder (Environment variables) onto it and if you're really brave you could swap the page file for your windows partition onto it but I don't see where backup comes into it.

Maybe you could explain what files you're keeping on it.
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05 Jan 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The page file is a waste of time and precious RAM. With 4, 6 or 8GB of RAM you will practically never see a page swap. In my book, RAMdisk only makes sense if you have 16GB or more RAM. Then you can afford the space on the RAM.
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05 Jan 2014   #6
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

The speed benefits gained while using the ramdisk are mostly lost by the need to load the ramdisk at startup and save the ramdisk's contents prior to shutdown.

For me, ramdisks were only truly useful on my early, floppy disk drive only computers.
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05 Jan 2014   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Agree

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The page file is a waste of time and precious RAM. With 4, 6 or 8GB of RAM you will practically never see a page swap. In my book, RAMdisk only makes sense if you have 16GB or more RAM. Then you can afford the space on the RAM.
Hi,

I'd agree with you! I tried using the swapadd64 utility to force the page file swap to RAMdisk and noticed no significant performance boost. I was just curious about the OP's intentions.

Best,

Chris.
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05 Jan 2014   #8
E982

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The page file is a waste of time and precious RAM. With 4, 6 or 8GB of RAM you will practically never see a page swap. In my book, RAMdisk only makes sense if you have 16GB or more RAM. Then you can afford the space on the RAM.
Hi,

I'd agree with you! I tried using the swapadd64 utility to force the page file swap to RAMdisk and noticed no significant performance boost. I was just curious about the OP's intentions.

Best,

Chris.

Yeah Linus Tech Tips told me about that its good because most games and programs skip strait to the page.
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05 Jan 2014   #9
E982

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The page file is a waste of time and precious RAM. With 4, 6 or 8GB of RAM you will practically never see a page swap. In my book, RAMdisk only makes sense if you have 16GB or more RAM. Then you can afford the space on the RAM.
Yeah I have the RAM to Do it
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05 Jan 2014   #10
E982

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The page file is a waste of time and precious RAM. With 4, 6 or 8GB of RAM you will practically never see a page swap. In my book, RAMdisk only makes sense if you have 16GB or more RAM. Then you can afford the space on the RAM.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by E982 View Post
Yeah I have it set so when my computer boots it reloads an img from last backup that happens when I shut off my computer.
You're supposed to use it to boost performance by swapping the Windows Temp and User Temp folder (Environment variables) onto it and if you're really brave you could swap the page file for your windows partition onto it but I don't see where backup comes into it.

Maybe you could explain what files you're keeping on it.
At the moment nothing but yeah I will do some temp and a Page File is going on it for sure.
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