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Windows 7: ramdrive

06 Sep 2009   #11
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I think you failed to read the whole thread.

There are cases where a Ramdrive comes in very handy and can do things the OS can't do.

greetz
Yeah now read the second post...sry...
But my solution is FREE...and as same fast...


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06 Sep 2009   #12
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Yeah now read the second post...sry...
But my solution is FREE...and as same fast...
Your suggestion to the alternative (free) ramdrive software is very good indeed.

thanks.
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06 Sep 2009   #13
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
A ram drive was very useful back in the '98 era when ppl with a lot of ram could redirect files into a user created ram drive...
But today Superfetch technology is work similar to a ram drive loading parts of programs into memory...
So if you have Vista/7 you have no need of a ram drive, and if you are using XP you shoud consider using eboostr:Boost your Windows PC performance eBoostr.com
The application (usefulness) of a RAM drive is not limited to the functionality replaced by SuperFetch. Not even close.

I have NEVER used a RAM drive to speed up a program, rather, I use them to speed up a process. I have always used a RAM drive to eliminate disk I/O from a write intensive procedure. I do a lot of data normalization - the re-order of a file record layout when transforming a data set from one database format or OS to another.

I have seen processes reduce time on task from hours to a few minutes in some cases.

When I upgrade my current platform to the next gen with 24 GB RAM, I will process my video files on a RAM drive.
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06 Sep 2009   #14
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I have always used a RAM drive to eliminate disk I/O...
So what sw you usin' now ?
XP USB?
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06 Sep 2009   #15
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I have always used a RAM drive to eliminate disk I/O...
So what sw you usin' now ?
XP USB?

Not yet. Haven't tried it yet. Back burner.


Dual boot.

I do not earn my living using an unproven, unreleased OS without full blown tech support.

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01 Dec 2010   #16
Dogcatcher

WinXP, Win7, PCLinuxOS
 
 
Bringing the thread up to date

The good guys over at Tom's Hardware recently took a look at the question of how much memory is needed and how it should be used. Definitely worth a read.

Memory Upgrade: Is It Time To Add More RAM? : Introduction


In the article there is mention of a free ramdisk program from Gavotte.

Gavotte RAM Disk 1.04 HotFile FileServe & Rapidshare Downloads Freshwap.Net.
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