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I use RAM drives for the same basic reasons as antd, to save my SSDs from unnecessary writes and get a performance boost simultaneously. I can temporarily move any IO limited application or data set into a RAM drive and save it as an image when done.
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I've been looking at RamDisk since moving to the X79 platform and upgrading to 32Gb of ram. The problem is, I can't think of a real world use for it, and the software is $79... I would be interested to see some real world use from every-day users like myself. I can see why antd would get a benefit from it, and I understand the server application (after doing some research on Ramdisk and Ramcache).

You should look into ImDisk, takes a bit more work to make it as full featured as some would like, but it's free.

Also has the best 4k performance of anything I've tried, by far:

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You should look into ImDisk, takes a bit more work to make it as full featured as some would like, but it's free.

Thanks for the recommendation. I did find a decent tutorial on using ImDisk:
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=356046
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imdisk is for free and nice as Blameless mentioned. Just follow the guide he posted and start to have fun...
(I got thee link to this guid in my sig for ~3month now. tongue.gif )
With this guide you can have fun. Of course it taks time to copy the data to the RAM (low HDD speeds) and to write the data to the disk.

But once it is there it really speeds up things.
Real world use: Copy your favorite game to the RAM and forget about loading times.
(you have to have a symbolic link - you can`t start it from the RAM disk [windows registry]).
just remember to copy it back cause otherwise you might loose your saved progress (which could be on your RAM or on a server, depends on the game).

It might not be the easiest way to do things. But you get a better performance. And this is the reason why are here: To increase perfomance thumb.gif

Just a side note: I tried to have some proper fun. I created two RAM disks put 6GB of data in one of them and copied the data from A to B.
Sadly this was so quick that I couldn`t screenshot the speed. But it was ~3GB+ (since this was so fast it didn`t even reach max speed).
I have to create two 14GB disk and check that again...

Of course, get a nice SSD and a RAID setup. The real top of the food chain is the RAM disk.
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How is ImDisk compared to DataRAMs RAMDisk software?
Nice find Eiht, I"ll try playing around with that when I get my new laptop. POS M11x crashed and burned finally and waiting on funds for a new desktop/server build, haven't decided which I'm starting first.
Will probably pick up Qsoft RAMDrive when I am comfortible with a standard setup.
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I use IMDisk for my ramdisks.

Currently have a 10gb install of Skyrim fully patched with the HD texture pack that I load up whenever I play it. Load times are pretty much instant in a lot of cases, except for when it has to wait for the CPU or video card.
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I've been looking at RamDisk since moving to the X79 platform and upgrading to 32Gb of ram. The problem is, I can't think of a real world use for it, and the software is $79... I would be interested to see some real world use from every-day users like myself. I can see why antd would get a benefit from it, and I understand the server application (after doing some research on Ramdisk and Ramcache).

Real world use: People like speed and not waiting around to load apps, I would put things such as Photoshop and games on a Ram Disk.

Software $79...
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