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Did you format the RAMDisk with a large block size? That can cause size on disk to be significantly greater than actual size. Large blocks are unnecessary on a RAMDisk, since random read/write speeds are so high. They only make sense on HDDs, since they lead to a lot of disk wastage.
Regardless of block size, I'm going to guess that IE respects the number of MB written, rather than the number used, when it manages the cache.

Nope, I used the default 4096 cluster/block size.

What do you mean by your last sentence above?
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Regardless of block size, I'm going to guess that IE respects the number of MB written, rather than the number used, when it manages the cache.

What do you mean by your last sentence above?

If a file is 2KB in size and stored on a disk with 4KB blocks, its size is 2KB and its size on disk is 4KB. If you make 100 copies of this file, it's 200KB and 400KB on disk. If block size were 8KB, these files would take up 800KB.

It seems like a bit of a stretch, but if the average file size in your cache is 1.5625 KB (4 * 50/128), then 50MB of files would be 128MB on disk.
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If a file is 2KB in size and stored on a disk with 4KB blocks, its size is 2KB and its size on disk is 4KB. If you make 100 copies of this file, it's 200KB and 400KB on disk. If block size were 8KB, these files would take up 800KB.
It seems like a bit of a stretch, but if the average file size in your cache is 1.5625 KB (4 * 50/128), then 50MB of files would be 128MB on disk.

Well, yesl but the thing is that even the size of my temporary internet files folder is 128MB which clearly presents that the 50MB limit is not being followed.
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I have a question.

I setup a ramdisk solely for Chrome cache, is there any benefit for me to save the state on shutdown, and load it on boot? Or is it faster to let it wipe itself each shutdown, and let chrome rebuild the cache when I use it.
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I have a question.
I setup a ramdisk solely for Chrome cache, is there any benefit for me to save the state on shutdown, and load it on boot? Or can I just let it wipe itself each shutdown, and let chrome rebuild the cache when I use it.
I would recommend not saving it. You lose some time saving and loading the ramdisk, and the only benefit you get is a percent of cached content that you don't have to redownload.
Plus more privacy for you, no risky material saved on your disk.
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I have been using the beta of FancyCache for a while now and i think its pretty good but.....
Wondering if anyone knows of an alternative that allows for persistant cache data through reboot, im sure it would come in handy for the caches i have set up for my games folders.

Just seems a waste to have to first let the cache fill up before its actually usefull and then wipe it all at reboot rolleyes.gif
Would be great to boot up PC and have a cache from previous gaming session, would really speed things up.

I wondered if creating a ramdisk that saves/ loads image at reboot and letting FancyCache use the ramdisk as an L2 cache for a drive...would the L2 cache be saved and made of use on reboot? tongue.gif

Hmmmm.
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i use imdisk and have a 25GB ram disk that i have skyrim and assassins creed and Photoshop.. in games with huge worlds its amazing the world loads faster than you can play the game. If you would like to learn how to set a ramdisk that is constant through shutdowns and boots.. pm me
     
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my wifes PC has 8 GB Ram and I use it mostly for work and some various gaming (Source Engine Level games though, Vindictus probobly heaviest load)

And Im just looking ot see if there is any application i might Find Beneficial from using 1 or 2GB Ram Disc for something.

I no webster said get out if you dont know what to use it for, but since I have Have a crud ton of Ram, is there ANY benefit I could find with this?
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my wifes PC has 8 GB Ram and I use it mostly for work and some various gaming (Source Engine Level games though, Vindictus probobly heaviest load)

And Im just looking ot see if there is any application i might Find Beneficial from using 1 or 2GB Ram Disc for something.

I no webster said get out if you dont know what to use it for, but since I have Have a crud ton of Ram, is there ANY benefit I could find with this?
GET OUT OF HERE!

tongue.gif LOL JK.

Set one up and put the program cache, files, or what ever you want on the ramdisk and see if it helps you.
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haha i was waiting for u

I dont know how to actually do that

Ive not tinkered with OS in years, and had to have my wife help me with the SSD Optimizations last time.

if Im playing a specific Game, can I make use of page or chache or something?

The game is only Vindictus, which dont exactly require much. So I was thinking if useful, I could try 1GB or 2GB
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