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What is ram disk and how is it setup from what i I can tell its a way of using extra system memory as. A way of downloading data please explain because I'm sure that I'm wrong here lol
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RAMDISK is a little piece of software that uses a part of your RAM as a temporary HDD.

Please note:
The data in your RAMdisk will be deleted when you shut down your computer.
    
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A ram disk, back in the dos days, was a way to set a portion of memory aside and assign that allocation a device/drive letter. This way one could copy lets say, all the dos files into ram and format the physical disk and copy the files back... lots of uses. Pretty handy. The thing to keep in mind is that the memory is being used as a storage medium, rather than the containment for the files runtime and variables. Ie. not executed, just stored.
 
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So afteer the data is downloaded to the ram can it be ripped onto a hard drive. Also is their any really practical. Use for it in a gaming rig
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post #5 of 13
Most people use RAMDISK as a cheap SSD.

Games like ArmA for example loads lot of stuff from the hard drive and having most used files in RAM gives huge boost in loading times and makes game run smoother.

Most of the games don't really need it and only gives small boost to loading time and won't improve FPS.
post #6 of 13
This is also a ram disk
You get insane read and write speeds .
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post #7 of 13
Makes part of your RAM act like a HDD

Pluses:
Insane load speeds:

Mins:
Increased boot up/shutdown time because it has to write all the data back onto the HDD on shutdown, and back into the RAM on bootup.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by SKl View Post
This is also a ram disk
You get insane read and write speeds .
owww... hrmm... never thought about re-purposing ram like that... hrmmm... may look into this. have rep!
 
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Soggysilicon View Post
owww... hrmm... never thought about re-purposing ram like that... hrmmm... may look into this. have rep!
Cheers ,

You would normally use it for benching with an seriously oc'd cpu.

There not that cheap though about £250 for the unit then you have to buy enough memory to hold windows (normally 12gb or something) you will be looking at insane write and write speeds depending on memory 10-30kMB/s .
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post #10 of 13
and dont forget....if you have a sudden shutdown
the data you have put onto the RAM disk will instantly be erased without any backup options
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