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Kato

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Hey guys, anybody knows of a good software that makes ramdrive? I need something more than 100mb.
Thanks:D
 

Tecumseh

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Probably the best commercial hardware OR software RAMDRIVES
can be found here.

I own the hardware version and have tried the software version
before it was bought out by Cenatek.

Without a good analysis of your requirements RAMDRIVES almost
never pay off.

What's your application?
 
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Kato

Kato

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Humm...thats the one I downloaded from net, but it only let me create a 100Mb HD(I got 768Mb of ram in there), anything over 100Mb the software won't let me create one.

I was thinking install 3Dmark2001se into the ramdrive, so in theory my score will go up a little...or am I mistaking?
 

Tecumseh

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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. :(
 
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Kato

Kato

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Damn, you were right, no gain at all:(
I guess the only way you can get advantage of Ramdrive is to install the OS directly on it...if you got that much ram;)
 

Tecumseh

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Kato said:
Damn, you were right, no gain at all:(
I guess the only way you can get advantage of Ramdrive is to install the OS directly on it...if you got that much ram;)

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.

Someday....Someday. :eh?: