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AMD Ramdisk? It's free up to 6GB.

http://www.radeonmemory.com/software_downloads.php

It's a rebrand of Dataram RAMDisk.

But thanks I'll add a note to it.

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It's a rebrand of Dataram RAMDisk.

But thanks I'll add a note to it.

Thanks,good to know!

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Ok, I came up with my first gaming test.

It consist of loading path of exile then use every waypoint of act 1 and 2. The timer stops when I load the last zone.
On a 7200RPM drive I get 2min50s
On a RAMDrive I get 1min20sec

I was going to load up D3 for the first time in over 6 months for this test but it turned out they were having a 6 HOURS maintenance. I mean wow, MMO don't even maintenance that long. mad.gif

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Ok, I came up with my first gaming test.

It consist of loading path of exile then use every waypoint of act 1 and 2. The timer stops when I load the last zone.
On a 7200RPM drive I get 2min50s
On a RAMDrive I get 1min20sec

 

How long was it from cold boot to completing the test in each case?

 

Obviously running from a RAMDrive is going to have a huge performance boost, but if it takes an extra hour to set up & copy the files across to it after each boot it's not going to be popular.  But if the softwares can cope with loading into RAM in the background so the difference in startup time is minimal for an eventual increase in speed that would be worth knowing about.

 

Basically - usability of each software is more of a concern than any raw speed differences (especially because I suspect any speed differences between the different ramdisks you will see will be irrelevant in real-world usage)


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How long was it from cold boot to completing the test in each case?

I don't actually use the backup function right now because the RAMDisk I use makes it difficult to manage multiple images at the same time. But I'll absolutely include that in my tests.

What I do is install the games to the RAMDisk and then copy the folder to a 2TB backup drive. POE is about 5.5GB and it takes 30 second to copy from a 7200RPM drive.

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I'm looking into the way each RAMDisks locks the memory it needs, pretty interesting stuff. So far there seems to be 3 different ways they can do it.

I'm curious to see if there will be any correlation between their performance and the way they handle memory.

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Getting ready to start testing
Here are the default results

Run 1
Reboot: 49s
Shutdown: 2848ms
Boot: 19643ms
PoE: 2m48.24

Run 2
Reboot: 45s
Shutdown: 2697ms
Boot: 18656ms
PoE: 2m38.69

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Man, nothing but problems with the first 4 RAMDisks. mad.gif
I just hope the rest don't give me as much of a headache.

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