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I have a 512MB ramdisk (DataRam) and i use it to store prefetch and IE/FF temporary files. I dont recommend using it to store your TMP/TEMP System/User variables since 4GB might not be enough space for daily use. I seen issues installing autodesk software or decompressing large files.
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post #12 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snakecharmed View Post
You could also use it for the Windows temp path for system and user. I hesitated to do that because I wasn't sure if I could trust that installers don't use the system and user temp directories for files that they need after requesting a reboot for a newly installed application, but it seems like more people do this on a RAM disk than anything else.
Don't do it to your temp folder. Some browsers download to the temp folder, so if you need to download one large file, your RAMdisk can run out of space.

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I dont recommend using it to store your TMP/TEMP System/User variables since 4GB might not be enough space for daily use. I seen issues installing autodesk software or decompressing large files.
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Yeah, there are a few good reasons why I haven't moved the temp paths to the RAM, and that's one of them. Some browsers don't let you set that path separately or easily, and whenever you "open" a download rather than save it, the file gets downloaded to the user temp directory.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snakecharmed View Post
Yeah, there are a few good reasons why I haven't moved the temp paths to the RAM, and that's one of them. Some browsers don't let you set that path separately or easily, and whenever you "open" a download rather than save it, the file gets downloaded to the user temp directory.
IE sticks it there even when saving, then does a copy to the final destination. (Even when the destination is on the same drive)

I got a warning for flaming this asinine behaviour. Apparently some of the mods here like IE.
     
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