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No
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But still the cache size builds up if you visit multiple websites, yes?
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You never experienced a corrupted RamDisk? I tried uninstalling (not using CCleaner) but still the problem is there.
No. Maybe delete the RAIM disk iso if you have it set to save and load at shutdown and start up.

Still the same, I tried uninstalling the program, deleting the RamDisk.img file and every combination you could think of. When I restart the laptop, sometimes it is there sometimes it is corrupted.

What version of DATARAM RamDisk do you use?

Oh by the way, the only option that I've checked different from your guide is the "Do not create backup file when saving disk image". I don't know if that makes a difference.

I use ImDisk mostly.
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This ram disk, thing, is cool, would there be anything wrong with setting up say, a 512mb ram disk specifically to install Catalyst drivers and sound drivers on?
I'm just thinking it might help speed up my windows start-up, since I've noticed graphics and audio drivers tend to be rather large in size.

Edit:
Question -
What happens to the ram disk if I were to install a new bios/reset bios, or change memory timings/speed, or add new ram?

Nvm.. just found out it isn't persistent.
Having the RAM disk load at start up actually slows boot time too.
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Would a RAMDisk have any benefit for a webserver?

- Create 1 GB RAMDisk
- Copy all files on to RAMDisk
- Use that location

This brings me to the question of how well Ubuntu in a VMWare Player install would be able to access the files on a RAMDisk made in the host Windows OS.
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Would a RAMDisk have any benefit for a webserver?

- Create 1 GB RAMDisk
- Copy all files on to RAMDisk
- Use that location

This brings me to the question of how well Ubuntu in a VMWare Player install would be able to access the files on a RAMDisk made in the host Windows OS.

Test and see.

As for VMs on a RAMdisk...biggrin.gif Instant boot for them lol.
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Would a RAMDisk have any benefit for a webserver?

- Create 1 GB RAMDisk
- Copy all files on to RAMDisk
- Use that location

This brings me to the question of how well Ubuntu in a VMWare Player install would be able to access the files on a RAMDisk made in the host Windows OS.

Test and see.

As for VMs on a RAMdisk...biggrin.gif Instant boot for them lol.

I'm running off a Solid 3, the VM is up and running before the Metro UI in Windows 8 is done loading, everything is set to auto-login. About 30 seconds form a cold boot to my webserver being up and running.

Are there any good RAMDisk programs for Ubuntu or would I be better off just using Windows and sharing the folder with Ubuntu.
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IDK, I only use Windows.

I just goggled it quick and found this: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-create-linux-ram-disk-filesystem/
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I use ImDisk mostly.

Is it supposed to be better than RamDisk? Or just because it has no 4GB limit?
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I use ImDisk mostly.

Is it supposed to be better than RamDisk? Or just because it has no 4GB limit?

They do the same thing, and ImDisk just lets me make a 5GB drive no problem for free. smile.gif
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Excellent guide Sean.

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They do the same thing, and ImDisk just lets me make a 5GB drive no problem for free. smile.gif

Oh ok. Is it OK for you to try using DataRAM RAMDisk for me and check "do not create backup image" and see if it does not get corrupted? Because I unchecked that (default) and now it doesn't get corrupted but I want to check that to avoid double space on my SSD.
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Well I used IMDisk in Windows 8 to create a 2 GB S: drive, and using VMWare 4.0.2 and Ubuntu 11.04 was able to share the drive with no issues.

Set up SyncToy to back-up the RAMDrive every half hour and added a Task Scheduler event to save the RAM drive on Shutdown/Restart and reload on login biggrin.gif
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