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Old 5th February 2010, 12:54   #1
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12 Software RAM Disk Solutions Compared


Loyal reader Charles pointed out this interesting comparison of different software RAM disk solutions, thanks Charles!

As a standard, I will create 500MB on every RAMDisk software if it allows me to. Then I will use the default CrystalDiskMark benchmark settings to test on the RAMdisk space. I’ve tried running the test a few times and the result I get is always different but they are very close. The number that matters the most is the 4K test



source of the charts is from: http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/...d-write-speed/ where you can also find links to all the software used.

The DATARam RAMDisk Freeware might be most popular seeing the results are a cut above the rest : http://memory.dataram.com/products-a...ftware/ramdisk
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Old 5th February 2010, 13:47   #2
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Was using Gavotte Ramdisk, but switched to DATARam RAMDisk now, let's see if the performance difference is noticeable
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Was using Gavotte Ramdisk, but switched to DATARam RAMDisk now, let's see if the performance difference is noticeable
What do you use your ramdisk for ?
I can't realy see the use of ramdisk as they are either too small or either use too much of your ram (resulting in a lot of swapping between ram and hdd)
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- Firefox/IE Temp Folder
- Windows Temp Folder
- Outlook Secure Attachment Temp Folder

Those alone boost web browsing experience tenfold, launching installations, and opening attachments in Outlook; night & day difference
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Are they all compatible wit win 7 ?
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some are, some aren't; the one I just installed (DATARam) is: Dataram RAMDisk - Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, Server
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I've been using Dataram for a couple of years.

- The entire Firefox (including profile) ---> MASSIVE difference
- IE8 temp
- MPC-HC
- Winamp
- Avidemux2 (portable)
- in general any portable software I want to try

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I must say, after seeing the Random Write numbers, I will be trying the Gilisoft RAMdisk.

I have tried the SuperSpeed one but it crashes too often.

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Old 6th February 2010, 10:49   #9
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How do you put the entire firefox in the dataram? the profile is easy, just change the profile.ini, but can i do something more ?

Also, didn't understand which directory do you change for the outlook.
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Well, during installation I specify the RAM-disk as the destination for Firefox.

I make sure I set the RAMdisk's options to save the RAMdisk to the hard drive on exit and to load it on startup.
It adds on your exit and start-up times but you get an instantly on Firefox and significantly less wear on your SSD (which given my use of Firefox, it is substantial )
I then use the profile manager to create a new Firefox profile in the RAM, delete the old, and finally rename the new 'default'.


What do you mean by the profile.ini ?

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