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Question title is quite clear, no ?

I found a bunch of "free for personnal use" ramdisk softwares on alternativesto but absolutely no open-source. So, do you know any one ?

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why specifically open source? other than the fact that listy questions are frowned upon on the site, but would this be to make changes for your needs or some other reason? –  Journeyman Geek Dec 20 '12 at 14:15
@JourneymanGeek opensource: one is able to reasonably have greater trust in a program that one can build/compile at home. It is also a great resource for studying even if you do not want to modify. –  naxa Apr 2 '13 at 6:39
@naxa: its been ages since I asked this, but this is a pretty standard question I ask when someone wants "open source" since some people confuse that with being free, and there's great free, non open source software. I comment in questions like this not just to get more information, but to try to nudge the OP towards better questions. If the OP needed specific features, some options may have worked better than others. Also, software req questions are OT these days - he'd have had better luck spelling out his problem which was what I was hoping he would do. –  Journeyman Geek Apr 2 '13 at 6:58
@JourneymanGeek Nice I see. Sometimes I ask questions I know an answer for because I think it is worth asked "for the people out there". (In a similar manner you nudge OPs.) Btw. here the OP cannot be confusing free and open source, the text says OP found sw. "free for personal use" "but no open-source". –  naxa Apr 2 '13 at 7:40
@naxa exactly ! –  Riduidel Apr 2 '13 at 7:55

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Gavotte RamDisk http://www.techsnack.net/gavotte-ramdisk-free-virtual-hardisk

Uses Physical Address Extension to create a virtual disk in memory that can not be accessed by 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows (memory above 4GB + remapped PCI hole).

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

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver is a disk image emulator created by Olof Lagerkvist. It is Free software/Open source software. It is available in 32 and 64 bit variants and is digitally signed which makes it compatible with 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows without having to be run in Test mode. The 64-bit version has no practical limit to the size of a creatable RAM disk.


RAM disk plug-in for Bart's PE Builder <- You're probably not interested in that one

Wikipedia is your friend :-)

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