--- 1. How safe is Ramdisk operation? Is it unstable (in it´s infancy) or has it become pretty stable and good to use?
Originally Posted by Rar4f
I barely know know anything about Ramdisk so i will ask questions in light of the info i have provided:
1. How safe is Ramdisk operation? Is it unstable (in it´s infancy) or has it become pretty stable and good to use?
2. If Ramdisk is faster than SSD, would it not be good for me to go with ALTERNATIVE II? Ill be having a pretty fast HDD for OS (velociraptor) and 32 GB of Ram (faster than SSD for Gaming).
3. Assuming Ramdisk alternative is significantly cheaper... is it not good idea to go with it?
Please ask questions if you need more info to evaluate if Ramdisk build is wise choice for me or not.
A RAMDisk, generally speaking, has been used for decades. I remember using them myself in the 1980s/1990s. RAM itself is extremely reliable, and extremely fast. It only has been recently that RAM has been extremely cheap.-- 2. If Ramdisk is faster than SSD
I've seen ramdisk software benchmarked at over 10,000 MB/s. Speed varies based on a lot of things, but one of the most important things is tight timings in your RAM. That being said, I would imagine RAMdrives in 3,000 - 10,000MB/s+ whereas SSD's peak at ~550MB/s.
-- 3. Assuming Ramdisk alternative is significantly cheaper... is it not good idea to go with it?
If you're somebody who needs faster loading games, programs, web browsing, etc., then you SHOULD buy it.
Now the question you should be asking is this: How will you use the ramdisk, and what features would YOU like on it to be most useful? Also, in the absence of those features, would the ramdisk still be useful enough to warrant purchasing it?