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Why aren't all the disks contents in virtual memory?

For simplification let's only talk about hard disks and RAM. In a nut shell, virtual memory is when "memory addresses used by a program.. [are mapped] into physical addresses in computer memory". By ...
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Virtual memory (caching) on Windows 8

I have read a bit about the issue, and I understood that the OS constantly pushes memory to the disk, so later, when another application needs a lot of RAM, it allocates that memory to it and "moves" ...
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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 increase Hard-Disk LifeSpan?

1) What factors affect the life of a hard disk? 2) Does frequent writing on the disk reduce its life? 3) What is the average life span of a hard disk under normal condition? 4) Does less writing ...
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Optimizing Windows XP to use less HD access

I have a corporate laptop with a great processor and 4 gigs of RAM, however the HD is ancient, we're talking 4200RPM here, roundabouts. Programs run great, but load horribly, horribly slow. Any ...