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What ramdisk software would work with 16gb corsair?
I got my 16gb ram for video editing but its been months since I last used After Effects.


I was thinking of leaving 4gb for system ram and use 10gb for the ramdisk.
Then I can install skyrim or nba2k14 on the ramdisk for faster load times.
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RAM disks are more of a pain in the rear than I usually want to deal with, but they DO have a place - especially when very high IOPS are required and for temporary/scratch space management. That being said, the best one I've run across is DATARAM RAM Disk -- it's not free, but it's pretty cheap, about $20 for a personal license. It includes RAMDisk to local disk copy/replication, etc.

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ImDisk: http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/#ImDisk

This is the only RAM disk software I use. I never had a problem with it. It's free, you can create RAM disks, create virtual disks with image files and even load the image in RAM. You can also create a batch file and have it mount a RAM disk at windows startup. Just remember that all files in the RAM disk will be deleted when your PC is shut down.
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I 2nd the DATARAM RAM Disk choice. I have used both the above suggestions and liked this one a lot more. Also be sure and check performance on various ramdisks. I used trial software to do this. The driver each company uses will greatly affect the disk performance. Some are just overall low speed, others have much higher sustained speeds and lower 4k random, others have huge 4k random speeds and a few hundred MB/s slower sustained speeds. I cant remember where Dataram falls into, it has been a couple years since I really used ramdisk's a lot.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I will try them out. Is it a good idea to just leave 4GB for windows and use 12GB for ramdisk?
or maybe go with 10GB ramdisk and 6gb windows?
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ImDisk: http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/#ImDisk

This is the only RAM disk software I use. I never had a problem with it. It's free, you can create RAM disks, create virtual disks with image files and even load the image in RAM. You can also create a batch file and have it mount a RAM disk at windows startup. Just remember that all files in the RAM disk will be deleted when your PC is shut down.
I almost forgot about that, then I need to put saved games in a harddrive. Good thing some games like skyrim automatically save on the my documents folder
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I always leave 6-8GB for Windows and other tasks.



Good RAMdisk software will automatically save the contents of a ramdisk to a hard drive on Windows shutdown, and auto load it on startup. It is also useful to set an auto save time of like 30 minutes to an hour where during the day the disk image saves as well, so in the event of a Windows crash or blackout you dont lose very much work.
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