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dont get me wrong, its amazing, but its really only practical for people that could actually benefit from such speeds. Yea it would be cool to load up skyrim quick, but i think people who do 3d rendering that takes hours/days could see some crazy gains from this.

This, IMO not worth it for day to day use...
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well that sounds good becuase I do alot of video editing so this might help out.
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Yea cool for benching or a specific task, but gamers, it is a volatile disk, meaning when you restart your system it no longer exists.
As they said in the video really great as a scratch disk for video/photo editing.
Too much hassle and little gain to install a game.

I am looking forward to higher ram amounts though, video recording will be so much easier with 9K write speed.
Just need a minimum of 64GB rolleyes.gif
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Yea cool for benching or a specific task, but gamers, it is a volatile disk, meaning when you restart your system it no longer exists.
As they said in the video really great as a scratch disk for video/photo editing.
Too much hassle and little gain to install a game.

I am looking forward to higher ram amounts though, video recording will be so much easier with 9K write speed.
Just need a minimum of 64GB rolleyes.gif

You can save teh RAM disk as an iso file when you shut down and load it back up later....
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well that sounds good becuase I do alot of video editing so this might help out.

please set it up and let us know your results. their results show about ~3500% increase in speed, if that directly applied to rendering a 3d video that would normally take a day, it'd be cut down to about 40ish minutes. do this! biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 31
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dont get me wrong, its amazing, but its really only practical for people that could actually benefit from such speeds. Yea it would be cool to load up skyrim quick, but i think people who do 3d rendering that takes hours/days could see some crazy gains from this.

Not really. Rendering is generally CPU/GPU based depending on the renderer, and typically one of those will bottleneck before anything else. Your storage medium has little to no impact on render speeds unless you're using an extremely old disk or something. Even then I'm not too sure it woud make a difference. Having that data write or cache to a RAM disk wouldn't change the fact that you'd be waiting for your CPU/GPU to actually render the data first. The only way I could see it speeding up 3D work at all would be that it should let Maya/Max/Modo/whatever cache large scenes faster, so navigation should be a bit more responsive, but a decent amount of RAM + fast HDD/SSD already handles that just fine.

The only real advantage to using a RAM disk I could see for 3d work/video/photo-editing would be as a scratch disk, but after looking it it myself it seems to be somewhat mixed results as most of the 64bit versions of popular 3d/video editing programs will use every last bit of RAM you throw at them. While some people have found benefits, others have found that it levels performance compared to just running a system with more overall available RAM (i.e. a system with a 14GB RAM disk and 18GB of useable RAM offers no real performance benefit over a system with 32GB of useable RAM) . Unless you have extreme amounts of RAM (over 32GB), it seems like it's more advantageous to just add more RAM to the system and stick with either SSD's or fast RAID-0 mechanical storage for better performance. It also depends on the project you're working on. There are certainly cases where you couldn't configure consumer hardware with enough RAM to act as a proper scratch disk.

And of course there's always the issue of storing data on a much more volatile disk than say, a traditional hard disk or SSD.

RAM disks are definitely cool, but I don't see them offering too much real world practicality for most 3D/Video/Photo artists just yet.

Edit: Typos everywhere! Too early and no coffee yet
Edited by Sir-Lucius - 4/24/12 at 6:28am
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8GB is definitely enough for a gamer these days. I don't top 8GB often on my rig, and that's with a game playing, some web pages on a second display, and BOINC on the third. That's with using the IGP to run one of the screens as well, to further increase memory load.
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post #29 of 31
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it is a volatile disk, meaning when you restart your system it no longer exists.

Easy to over come if you look at the ramdisk settings tabs, just takes literally 2-3 clicks wink.gif
Im messing with ramdisk atm to play TF2, games still take a bit to load up but im ALWAYS first in game biggrin.gif

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post #30 of 31
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That ramdisk software used in the video is expensive for a home user.

This is why more people should start using ImDisk. It's free and has no limits.
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