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So ,how about it some of you guys that have experience in this endeavor...can you give me some guidance?

Hello mate smile.gif

I can guide you to a free RAM Disk app, that lets you make RAM Disks as big as you like (amount of RAM fitted dependent of course) thumb.gif
http://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/
And it comes with very good instructions! Which is handy, to say the least biggrin.gif



edit
Just made a couple of drives biggrin.gif

Edited by ACHILEE5 - 11/14/12 at 5:19pm
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So ,how about it some of you guys that have experience in this endeavor...can you give me some guidance?

Hello mate smile.gif

I can guide you to a free RAM Disk app, that lets you make RAM Disks as big as you like (amount of RAM fitted dependent of course) thumb.gif
http://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/
And it comes with very good instructions! Which is handy, to say the least biggrin.gif



edit
Just made a couple of drives biggrin.gif
LOL, just a couple drives. rolleyes.gif

thanks. I looked at it before but I think they were charging for it or had a 4GB limit when I saw it/used it last. I'll add it now. smile.gif
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Thanks for the links Achille5 and the reply Sean. I expect to get the new RAM early next week (snail mail) and will give it a go then. Of course ,if ...make that ...when I get stuck you guys will help me out ????

edit: What about my question concerning the disk filling up ? Does it drop older unused files off of it or do you need to manually clean it out ? Also, what size Disk is appropriate for FireFox cache and Temporary files. Should they be separate disks ?

edit again: Gary, I see your Disks are mostly 1 gb...so, that is sufficient for each application ?
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With that App Denny, you won't need any help apart from a quick look through the "help file" wink.gif
As for my drives! I only made them all, to make some noise. Because that App is well worth shouting about IMO thumb.gif
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edit: What about my question concerning the disk filling up ? Does it drop older unused files off of it or do you need to manually clean it out ? Also, what size Disk is appropriate for FireFox cache and Temporary files. Should they be separate disks ?

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Just curious, why are people going through the hassle of moving their Firefox cache to RAM disk when Firefox has a built in option to utilize RAM for cache?
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Just curious, why are people going through the hassle of moving their Firefox cache to RAM disk when Firefox has a built in option to utilize RAM for cache?

Interesting. Is that option enabled by default in firefox?
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Sometimes my drives get corrupted cuz the windows shutdown so fast that they dont finish copying the files for the image backup, I know that I saw this already in a post but I cant remmember where... rolleyes.gif
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Sometimes my drives get corrupted cuz the windows shutdown so fast that they dont finish copying the files for the image backup, I know that I saw this already in a post but I cant remmember where... rolleyes.gif

Weird. Windows should not shutdown if there is a process, in this case the ramdisk, involved in the backgrouns. I guess you edited the registry to automatically close all programs and services when shutting down windows?
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Interesting. Is that option enabled by default in firefox?

Back when I started using the option, it wasn't. I used to run Firefox Portable from a USB thumb drive and it tended to kill thumb drives pretty quickly that's why I needed to learn tricks to minimize disk writes as much as possible. I've since switched to using an SSD in USB3 enclosure but my Firefox Portable install still uses RAM for caching. tongue.gif
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