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Windows 7: Show us your hard drive performance

18 Apr 2009   #111
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

One method good for creating a ram disk in 2000 and XP might be able to work on Vista and 7 can be seen at SpeedGuide.net :: Ramdisk Guide They provide a driver there good for the two previous versions.

Again that also outlines just how voiltile ramdisks can be since everything exists in the active ram until the power is removed at shutdown or any simple logoff from Windows if not a full restart. The faster speed is a direct result of nothing being loaded into ram but already being there to start with.

With slows cpus and only what 64-128mb seen a decade ago how would you speed things up a bit? That was a solution available at the time.


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18 Apr 2009   #112
johngalt

 

Which links to Free Ramdisk for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and 2003 Server My Digital Life which has a better driver, a GUI, and much easier instructions....
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18 Apr 2009   #113
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
One method good for creating a ram disk in 2000 and XP might be able to work on Vista and 7 can be seen at SpeedGuide.net :: Ramdisk Guide They provide a driver there good for the two previous versions.

Again that also outlines just how voiltile ramdisks can be since everything exists in the active ram until the power is removed at shutdown or any simple logoff from Windows if not a full restart. The faster speed is a direct result of nothing being loaded into ram but already being there to start with.

With slows cpus and only what 64-128mb seen a decade ago how would you speed things up a bit? That was a solution available at the time.
and a pretty good solution it is, until you power down.

i managed to find Virtual Hard Drive Pro v2 by FarStone and it done the trick, but i can get windows disk management to even show its there, so i cannot use it for anything apart from file swapping, not even HD Tune detects it
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18 Apr 2009   #114
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Which links to Free Ramdisk for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and 2003 Server My Digital Life which has a better driver, a GUI, and much easier instructions....
have tried every compat mode with run as admin but still gets failed error on selecting install ramdisk
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19 Apr 2009   #115
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With a ram disk you have to suffer the fragility for the speed there. That's the unfortunate side of that. And since that is an item loaded and run in ram and not an actual physical drive there isn't any way for HD Tune to detect it or have it displayed by the disk management or any other drive tool.

For detection if possible or to simply map any virtual drive you would need a virtual drive mapping program of some type that replicates the virtual environment to some extent in order to map and illustrate it. You would be getting into some heavy math probably for creating a 2d or possibly 3d representation.

On the other hand for preventing data loss you would then start looking at a physical device that replaces a physical hard drive entirely. i-RAM In Detail - Review Tom's Hardware : Can Gigabyte's i-RAM Replace Existing Hard Drives?
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20 Apr 2009   #116
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You have to run RAMdisk in compatibilty mode, and I found formated in exFAT, the speeds increase by a little.
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20 Apr 2009   #117
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sam View Post
You have to run RAMdisk in compatibilty mode, and I found formated in exFAT, the speeds increase by a little.
yeh i did, look at post #115 on this page...
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24 Apr 2009   #118
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

RAMdiskVE?
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24 Apr 2009   #119
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

WOOT! thnx Sam (+)

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26 Apr 2009   #120
DemonSeed

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is all my drives.
All My Drives are bench marked in Win 7 (7000)





OK so there is all of them.
Now you guys will know better then me, How do I hold up?

I really don't know how to read the benchmark.
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