Windows 10: I need Ram-Disk advice . Solved

  1.    01 Mar 2016 #1

    I need Ram-Disk advice .


    My system specs are below. I guess the available ram is whats needed ? 8 GB total, 7 usable .

    I want to try two things :


    1. Set up my Browsers, Chrome and Edge, to save their browsing files to the Ram Disk .

    2. Run my Drawing application on the Ram-disk so that its lag free. It always slows down when drawing lines and painting .

    I'll post links to Ram-Disk makers I'd like to try for this :


    A. Ram-disk, by Dataram. OEM server memory upgrades. Dell, HP, IBM, Sun, Oracle, Windows, SQL Server Memory - Dataram


    B. Ram-disk plus - Microsoft Certified RamDisk Solutions ( i been leaning towards this one )


    Last edited by OtherWay1982; 02 Mar 2016 at 03:50.
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  2.    01 Mar 2016 #2

    You are better off getting an ssd. I don't think paint programs slow down caching to disk while you are drawing, that would likely be a cpu issue.
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  3.    01 Mar 2016 #3

    putzfimel said: View Post
    You are better off getting an ssd. I don't think paint programs slow down caching to disk while you are drawing, that would likely be a cpu issue.

    I cant afford a ssd. Since I have 7 GB of usable Ram, this is a cheaper alternative for the meantime. It could get me to the point where i can get a SSD.
    I want to try this . There are not a lot of clear instructions available . What I've see looks promising for what I want to use this for. But since every computer is a bit different, I want some advice how to go about doing that .
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  4.    01 Mar 2016 #4

    Please do not post in multiple sections of the forum as it causes confusion for all involved.

    I have never been a fan of a RAMDisk on a modern OS. Modern operating systems have a sophisticated caching system that provides most of the benefits of a RAMDisk with fewer problems. And it is active right out of the box with no configuration necessary. In most cases a RAMDisk is a poor use of memory. You might improve some aspect of performance but overall system performance will suffer.
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  5.    02 Mar 2016 #5

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    Please do not post in multiple sections of the forum as it causes confusion for all involved.

    I have never been a fan of a RAMDisk on a modern OS. Modern operating systems have a sophisticated caching system that provides most of the benefits of a RAMDisk with fewer problems. And it is active right out of the box with no configuration necessary. In most cases a RAMDisk is a poor use of memory. You might improve some aspect of performance but overall system performance will suffer.

    Your right.

    seems its not worth doing on my system. since i had a crash from this. i might as well stop while i have a pc left .
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  6.    03 Mar 2016 #6

    You can easily get 256Gb SSD drives for $90 thats not such a big investment anymore
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