Well, you can try it. I have worked with large databases and
applications on a whole bunch of different OSes and the use
of a ---software--- RAMDRIVE has had very little positive impact
on overall performance. A hardware version can help, but
surprisingly even they have a very narrow niche where you can
justify the cost.
Seems like these things should be tres cool, but it just doesn't
turn out that way in real life.
Kind of a disappointment isn't it? Even the physical RAMDRIVES
that are on the PCI bus like Cenatek can only transfer something
like 85 MB/sec. Memory to CPU transfer are a lot faster than that
yet you see that software RAMDRIVES are also limited.
There are various Linux experimets with booting with a big
RAMDRIVE, but boots take too long because you cannot preserve
the OS image in RAM between boots on most hardware.