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Posted 26 January 2010 - 06:50 PM

A good tool to manage RAM disks. :cc_surrender:

You can install a complete OS in a ultra fast virtual disk and can save your disk image to physical disk for restoring it later. Works fine with WinXP / Vista / Win7 (x86 / x64). I will install Lucid Linx and XP this way to see how they perform.

http://www.superspee...top/ramdisk.php

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Looking for some free options

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:25 PM

hey vlad, there are free alternatives (up to 4gigs)

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:20 AM

Yes MO, i found some but liked more this one that's free up to 4GB. :cc_surrender:

http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-ser...oftware/ramdisk

RAMDisk features:
Freeware version (up to 4 GB disk size).
Universal version for WindowsXP/2000, Vista , Windows Server 2003 / 2008
Up to 32 GB disk in Vista, Windows 2003 / 2008 (registered mode)
Save and load features allow RAMDisk to appear as persistent storage even through reboots
Supports Windows 7

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:56 AM

View Postvrosa x64, on Jan 26 2010, 05:20 PM, said:

Yes MO, i found some but liked more this one that's free up to 4GB. :cc_surrender:

http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-ser...oftware/ramdisk

RAMDisk features:
Freeware version (up to 4 GB disk size).
Universal version for WindowsXP/2000, Vista , Windows Server 2003 / 2008
Up to 32 GB disk in Vista, Windows 2003 / 2008 (registered mode)
Save and load features allow RAMDisk to appear as persistent storage even through reboots
Supports Windows 7
that's the one! i use it. i do all my browser downloads/photoshop temp and scratch in it. i don't save the results, which brings me to the question: i don't think you can install an os on it, even if you save it, can you? maybe a vm, but an actual xp/linux "install"? you can't boot to it, though linux does have that option for ubuntu and it's family...i forgot the name of it. dave put it up a long time ago. i can't remember what it was called, but you could boot ubuntu from a file on the c drive ( a partition/file. kinda cool)..ube? woobe? i forgot...

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:28 AM

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that's the one! i use it. i do all my browser downloads/photoshop temp and scratch in it. i don't save the results, which brings me to the question: i don't think you can install an os on it, even if you save it, can you? maybe a vm, but an actual xp/linux "install"?

Yes, you're right MO and that's what I mean. :)

I copied the VM files to the ramdrive. Wow man, it's amazingly fast! :cc_surrender:

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Imagine somthing as fast as this being the standard for future hard drives. :)

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:06 AM

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though linux does have that option for ubuntu and it's family...i forgot the name of it. dave put it up a long time ago. i can't remember what it was called, but you could boot ubuntu from a file on the c drive

You're talking about Wubi... but it wouldn't work in this case 'cos Wubi loader needs the partition image at boot time.

Dave's original post: ...Beta Software / Wubi

The only way to have an OS on a ramdrive is by using VMs. I created a 3GB ramdisk for XP and configured the utility to automatically save the disk image to my storage volume before shutdown, then I can load the disk in seconds when I need it.

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