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I was reading this article (http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/storage/12-ssd-tips-to-optimise-your-drive-s-performance-943984) and it mentions RAM drives. It sounds interesting. I’ve got 8GB of ram and was think of making a 1GB RAM drive for the temp caches as described in the article. Would this be enough or would I have to purchase another 8GB to use? Would the files be lost on reboot or do I allocate HDD space to backup the files?

I don’t fully get it but it sounds interesting. Obviously I couldn’t really use the RAM drive for anything else but I’m hoping it might make my 2nd OCZ Vertex 2 last a little longer (first one died) by reducing random writes to disk.
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I RTFM and it makes much more sense now. Going to use this with my windows temp folder. What size do you think I should allocate?
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x2 Sandisk x100 120GB in RAID 0 + 3tb WD Green Slim Slot Loading Bluray Corsair Hydro H55 + Geild Slimline 120mm Fan Windows Pro 8.1 
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x2 Sandisk x100 120GB in RAID 0 + 3tb WD Green Slim Slot Loading Bluray Corsair Hydro H55 + Geild Slimline 120mm Fan Windows Pro 8.1 
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