A RAM disk (or RAM drive) is a block of RAM that a computer is using as though it were a disk drive.

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imDisk: Create physical memory drive (not virtual memory drive) from command-line

I'm using imDisk (http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/#ImDisk) to create a virtual drive in Windows 7. I use it as temp drive for documents and will be created every time the computer/windows ...
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How to determine if a RAMDisk will be benificial and what to put on it?

How much RAM is necessary for a RAMDisk and how does one determine how much to allocate? Also what programs benefit from being put on a RAMDisk since the contents is lost when the machine is powered ...
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Will mounting a TrueCrypt container stored in a RAM disk be risky or have weak performance? [closed]

I'm getting a computer with 32 GB of memory and I'd like to allocate a good 8-16 GB to a RAM drive to boost performance of the files and programs that I open and close often. Simultaneously, I'm ...
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Restore data from a corrupted .img file

After having formatted my pc, i forgot to setup backup on my ramdisk. Ive been using dataram ramdisk wich stores the disk in a .img file on exit. However my pc crashed recently and now this .img is ...
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Reduce loadtime in games merging two folders across ramdisk and local disk

I've found a program to emulate a drive in my memory, RAMDrive. RAMDrive creates a drive (G:) on my computer, which allows me to have super fast read/write on that drive. Now I was thinking I could ...
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Auto resizing RAM drive for Windows?

Is there a method or a tool that would allow me to have a RAM disk with dynamic memory allocation? I want it to use RAM space only when space is actually used by files, I do not want an empty RAM ...
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Fancycache + HDD vs SSD

My girlfriend's three years old Sony Vaio laptop is getting really slow so I will perform a clean Win7 install on it in a couple of weeks. While at it, I'm considering getting her to upgrade a ...
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Windows cache and temp on RAM disk

I have 16 GB of memory and have just started to experiment with having a 1 GB RAMdisk. Currently, I only have the browser cache there, but I am thinking of moving the Windows7 cache and temp ...
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Create temporary disk in RAM?

The Fossil SCM currently doesn't support grepping through the repository. The only way to find code, is to check out the whole repository into a disk through "fossil deconstruct c:\temp_fossil", and ...
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RAM as SSD in OSX

Let's say I have a Mac with 128GB of RAM and no SSD. Could I somehow configure OSX to use the RAM as an SSD, i.e. as part of a Fusion Drive? Note: manually making a Fusion Drive is described here: ...
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Temp folder in ramdisk

I have a computer with windows 8 x64 and 16GB RAM. I bought a SSD, but still want to get the last bit of performance out of my computer ;) Does it make sense to put my temp folder into a ramdisk? ...
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In linux is it possible to extend a ramdisk with a physcial drive in a logical volume?

I do not like how tmpfs behaves with swap and will allow memory to be exhausted before using the swap on physical disk (yes swappiness can be adjusted but it's still affecting the rest of the OS by ...
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Does it protect SSD by putting Chrome/IE cache into ramdisk?

I have bought a SSD, alloc 1G memory for ramdisk to save temp file of Chrome/IE. Does it reduce the i/o of SSD and enlarge the lifetime of SSD?
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2-thread Perl program slower if run using a RAMdisk within a Virtualbox?

I run a perl script inside a Virtualbox (both the host and guest OS are Windows 7). The Virtualbox has been given 4 CPUs out of 8 (everything runs on a Intel i7) and 3 GB RAM (out of 8 available). ...
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Two RAM modules with different Frequencies

I have a Dell laptop which I bought 3 years ago. its a First gen i7 and its absolutely working fine. Since i use softwares like Photoshop Illustrator and Dreamweaver. I want to upgrade the RAM. I ...
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Where does mkinitcpio save its output?

When you run something like mkinitcpio -p linux, where is the resulting file saved?
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How to create ramdisk block device on Fedora 17?

In Fedora 16 /dev/ram* got removed and replaced with tmpfs. However tmpfs can't make block devices. Question How do I make a ramdisk block device in Fedora 17?
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How to create a RAM disk - Fedora 17

How do I create a true RAM disk? I don't want a virtual file system with loop devices, I would like a mountable filesystem that is stored completely in RAM. I am using Fedora 17, linux ...
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set up permanent ramdisk in ubuntu to not using ram when is the ramdisk empty

My laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 has 8GB RAM. I added following record to /etc/fstab tmpfs /media/ramdisk tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 What exactly does it mean? I have tested that I can ...
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Why using swap file over a SMB/NFS mounted filesystem is not possible in Linux?

I'd like to use another machine's unused RAM as swapspace for my primary Linux installation. I was just curious about performance of network ramdisks compared to local (slow) mechanical hard disks. ...
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Which filesystem to use for ramdisk?

I have 8 GB of RAM and would like to allocate about 1.5 GB for a ramdisk, mainly to use for Chrome and possibly some other things later. This guide says to format NTFS while this guide says to use ...
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Ramdisk size limit in OS X Mountain Lion?

I tried this command to create a ramdisk sudo hdik -nomount ram://4194304 but it failed with the message hdik: attach failed: error 0x6e = 110 It works only if I decrease the size to about 1 GB. ...
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How to install Windows on a ramdisk?

Nowadays 32 or even 64 GB of RAM in a PC is becoming accessible for the average Joe. Ideally I would like to be able to copy a fully working Windows 7 installation on DVDs or a Bluray disk and mount ...
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Boot Linux to ram-only, one time user on a second partition

I am looking to setup a laptop I use for work as follows. One partition with a Linux install (Backtrack) with tools, normal write, etc. I want to create a second partition with a one-time use setup; ...
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Create ram disk mount to specific folder in OSX

I am using a command like so to create a ram disk: diskutil erasevolume HFS+ "ram disk" `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://307200` This works succesfully, and I get a /Volumes/ram disk mounted on my ...
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Is it secure: Storing an unencrypted keyfile in a volatile location?

I have multiple hard drives that should all be encrypted with the same keyfile or passphrase. Here's what I planned as an approach: I encrypt every hard disk with LUKS / cryptsetup and choose a ...
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How to setup a RAM disk without using third-party software?

How may I setup a RAM disk on my Windows 7 computer without using third-party software? There seems to be a lot of third-party applications that can do this, but I am wondering if this is something ...
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Maximum memory on 32-bit Windows 7… [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: can a 32-bit OS machine use up all 8GB RAM + 20GB page file? I understand that I will not be able to use a full 4 GB on my 32-bit Windows 7 installation. I ready have ...
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Why do virtual machine files on a ramdisk not run faster than on a physical disk?

I installed a total of 36 GB of memory (4x8 GB + 2x2 GB) onn the host (Windows 7) and I used ImDisk to create a 32 GB ramdisk and formatted it with an NTFS file system. Then I copied the virtual ...
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Best approach to utilize RamDisk for Chrome?

I use a lot of tabs and after a while less recently opened tabs take some time to become responsive, which I guess is because they're being un-cached to HDD as they're not required. So after ...
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Periodically back up ramdisk

Are there any Windows ramdisk drivers that can periodically back up the ramdisk to a file? I am familiar with ones that can save the file on demand and on shutdown. I'd like to gain control over the ...
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4GB to 8GB RAM, what performance increase?

I am wondering whether it is worth upgrading from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM. I know the question has been asked many times, but I can't transpose that to my case. I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. I did a test ...
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Increase ramdrive memory for Hiren Boot CD

Does anyone know how to increase partition for Ramdrive R: for Hiren Boot CD ? I installed a new Program with more than 64mb and I cannot run it. By default it's size in 64mb. IF not where I Could ...
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How do I load Ubuntu into RAM and boot from it?

The Problem I have a USB flash drive which, among Windows PE and other things, has an Ubuntu 11.04 system on a virtual (file-based) partition: <drive>/ubuntu/disks/boot.disk mount point ...
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Optimum use of Windows7 32bit PAE Ramdisk (3GB + 1GB PAE)

Besides switching to Windows 64bit (or Linux 64bit) what is the best strategy to make the most of my 1GB PAE ramdisk (on a Laptop with a slow harddrive)? Here ...
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What to put on RAMDisk on Windows?

I got a lot of RAM installed in my PC recently and I looked into this RAMDisk thing. There are two things I've found from my investigation: You should not mess with Windows native pagefile/memory ...
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How can I tell if I can increase RAM from 4 GB to 8 GB on my FSC Amilo XA 3530 Laptop?

I want to increase my laptop speed and use a ram disk but my RAM size is very low. How can I tell if I can increase my RAM from 4 GB on my FSC Amilo XA 3530 laptop? The specs stats it is DDR2 800Mhz ...
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How long is the life of a memory stick? [closed]

I want to use some memory which is integrated in the motherboard, to make a ramdisk, so that the SSD won't be written to as an internet video buffer. But I doubt that life of the memory would be too ...
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Why can't I eject ramdisk on OSX?

I followed these instructions for creating a ramdisk on OSX. Now I can't unmount the disk despite not using it (lsof verifies nothing is using the disk). Instructions to create: $ hdid -nomount ...
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Can you boot an operating system into RAM disk and how?

I would like to know whether and how you can setup a computer to boot into RAM. I have 16GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM. Could it be done in Windows? If not, maybe in a light version of Unix? You'd have to ...
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Install entire visual studio on ramdisk?

How would i go about installing visual studio 2010 and all of its dependencies entirely on a ramdisk? I have 16GB ram in my computer and a 4GB ramdisk just for visual studio. If i just try to ...
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Windows RAM disk that can be installed on the command line, and supports > 4GB?

Is there a Windows RAM disk that can: Be installed/controlled from the command line. Supports > 4GB on a 64-bit system. I've written a .NET app to decompress some .rar files to a temporary ...
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Can I create a RAM disk using GPU Memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use GPU memory as more main memory? I would like to create a RAM disk/drive using the GPU's RAM/memory. Then use ReadyBoost on Windows to use the disk ...
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Will these 2 RAMs play nicely?

EDIT To the Original Question: I did some research and the old computer I discovered is a Dell Dimension 2400. According to the SPEC Sheet the RAM is PC2100 (266-MHz) or PC2700 (333-MHz) DDR SDRAM ...
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Windows 7 Virtual Memory Optimization - ReadyBoost vs. Flash Swap vs. RAM Disk?

At first i thought ReadyBoost means having swap file allocated to flash drive which is wrong because ReadyBoost serves as additional storage for swap file or should i say it mirrors swap file on hard ...
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Spin down hard drive while on treadmill (or car or any other shaky environment)

I have a laptop with 8GB of RAM running Windows 7. Is it possible to completely shut off the hard drive while browsing the web? I use Firefox. I figure I would need to do this if I wanted to prevent ...
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How do I deallocate a Linux RAMDISK, e.g. /dev/ram0?

I've been playing with Linux RAMDISKs, as in the block device /dev/ram0. I understand that when I first start writing to one of these devices some RAM is allocated to it. How do I free the memory ...
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What is the max. capacity of RAM in 32-bit machine? Why it is not 16GB? [closed]

This question is inspired from a question in stackoverflow here To what I know, for 32bit machines, we can have 2^32 combination set of instructions. so for a max capacity of a RAM in 32-bit ...
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Has someone written (or is aware of) an instruction guide for setting up a RAMDisk and using it for pagefile.sys?

I was talking with a friend the other day about Windows in general and I mentioned that there is, unfortunately no way (that I was aware of) to disable the page file within Windows. Regardless of the ...
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Ramdisk… anyone tried using one?

I have 12GB of RAM on my Windows 7 computer, and it's completely going to waste, I use only around 2GB and only once managed to get up to 3GB used. I read about how some software can turn a chunk of ...