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Either that or in FF type about:cache in URL bar and it will display details of memory usage and disk usage.
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Clear private data is an option under tools where you set allow cookies etc.. It shouldnt be checked as default, but make sure its unchecked. If you clear your cache manually in FF then it will delete it from the ramdisk just like normal.
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Either that or in FF type about:cache in URL bar and it will display details of memory usage and disk usage.

Number of entries: 150
Maximum storage size: 32768 KiB
Storage in use: 2618 KiB
Inactive storage: 2618 KiB

good info chart but I made a 2048mb ram disk... :S it says 32768kib :S is it right?
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l4d2 ~ 14gb
GTA 4 ~ 15gb
bf3 ~22gb


i have only 8 gb, is not really necessary to use ramdisk , ssd is all the way to go for now..

but this will be the next future technology for storage
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Is there any noticeable benefit to installing a game on a RAMdisk compared to an SSD? I don't really care if benches show the RAMDisk loading games 100 µs faster than the SSD...
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l4d2 ~ 14gb
GTA 4 ~ 15gb
bf3 ~22gb


i have only 8 gb, is not really necessary to use ramdisk , ssd is all the way to go for now..

but this will be the next future technology for storage

It isn't goin to be future tech, it has been around for many years.
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Is there any noticeable benefit to installing a game on a RAMdisk compared to an SSD? I don't really care if benches show the RAMDisk loading games 100 µs faster than the SSD...
Yea, instant map/level and texture loading. What else is there to expect?
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Is there any noticeable benefit to installing a game on a RAMdisk compared to an SSD? I don't really care if benches show the RAMDisk loading games 100 µs faster than the SSD...

I loaded Diablo 3 into a ramdisk and it did load very notably faster, and the lag when you first start was gone... not enough to be worth the 12GB Ram disk though xD. I threw in 6gb that I had lying around just to test that.
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It isn't goin to be future tech, it has been around for many years.

Old windows 95 or whatever recovery disks used a ramdisk (they loaded DOS), since you generally just had a floppy drive and would need to put another floppy in. Heck I think they were used back before all computers had hard drives for similar reasons.
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What about the logistics of managing your games? Even with a 32GB RAMDisk, that's not much space; do you guys often move your games back and forth between the RAMDisk and another drive?
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Old windows 95 or whatever recovery disks used a ramdisk (they loaded DOS), since you generally just had a floppy drive and would need to put another floppy in. Heck I think they were used back before all computers had hard drives for similar reasons.
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What about the logistics of managing your games? Even with a 32GB RAMDisk, that's not much space; do you guys often move your games back and forth between the RAMDisk and another drive?
You can use steam mover or symbolic links. I don't use ramdisks for games myself.
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What about the logistics of managing your games? Even with a 32GB RAMDisk, that's not much space; do you guys often move your games back and forth between the RAMDisk and another drive?

In the first place, RAM is volatile. Unless you never shut down your PC and you never get any power interruptions, you'd need to flush the contents of the RAM disk to some form of permanent storage every so often. The easiest way (unless you have oodles of RAM) is to create one RAM disk image per game and to just load whatever game image you want to play at the moment.
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