Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ramdisks ~ What is it and what are they good for?


Ramdisks? What are they and how could I use them? Ramdisks are basically software storage drives on your computer that you can use as super fast storage. For example if you have 8gb of ram you could dedicate 1gb for a ramdisk and put google chrome, firefox or any other program that you freqently use. Even if you have a SSD drive (Solid State  Drive) ramdisks can help as ramdisks can read up to around 3gb/s with ddr3 and a quality chipset, where as ssd’s are limited to around 250-1500mbps. So if you have loads of extra ram or if you would like to make a ram disk its a graet way of speeding up frequently used programs.

52 comments:

  1. but how much RAM can a pc untilize? i've heard 6gb for win7

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  2. That's sweet, too bad I made the mistake of getting a mac with a unibody.

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  3. fully useful tip, thank you man.

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  4. Nice explanation, keep it up !

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  5. now, there's a new word I've learned today :)

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  6. That sounds great, how do I take use of it though?

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  7. Learn something useful every day on here, haha.

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  8. RAM is fairly cheap nowadays, so 4gb is the norm. Of course, it doesn't hurt to expand to 8gb...

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  9. I'll definitely look into that, thanks for the heads up.

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  10. Good tipfor people who didnt know

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  11. For those of you wondering, RAM stands for Random Access Memory.

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  12. Feed the speed indeed, faster is better computer wise at least.

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  13. Good info on computer stuff. Following

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  14. They are for the speed since is made of volatile memory but is really fast.

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  15. Ahh! Thats useful! thanks dude! I mean seriously, thanks!

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  16. Thanks for the suggestion dude! I'm always looking for ways to speed up Chrome on my computer. I think your post is the answer.

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  17. Thanks for the info... Now to go and create my RAM DIsk

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  18. Didn't know about this. Nice tip.

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  19. i picked up an extra 8gb for my mac laptop so I'm expecting to see some increased performance :)

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  20. I think you should put in there to have some way to store information on the RAMDISK when you want to shut down the computer. AS RAM is volatile.

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  22. All we need now to get the word out is someone to replace the word "ringtone" with "ramdisk" to make the highly nerdy remix "Get Yourself a Ramdisk".

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  23. I think I'll look out for those, when building my ne pc, thanks.

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  24. Good to know if you want to build your own pc!

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  25. can you explain us how you ramdisk?

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  26. Cheers bro, another thing for me to look into! Also thanks a lot for the graphics card info, I think i'll wait until the 7870 comes out, it seems like it will be out before GW2 hits the shelves so I'll have plenty of time. Also means I have more money to spend elsewhere ^^

    Your a legend man

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  27. really great post man loving the ramdisk's potential, what ever happened to holographic mem tho :(

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  28. Thanks for your comment,I always seem to learn something new on your blog.Very usefull and I really good do with this x
    Hope you have a lovely weekend x

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  29. Looks great! thanks for posting

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  30. good to know! now i don't look like an idiot when someone talks about it!

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  31. any particular software you would recommend? For PC, Mac or Linux?

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  32. I internet on a windows 98. This is of no significance to me.

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  33. Interesting stuff! Now following

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  34. Nice, just upgraded to 8gigs so I might dedicate some. Great blog. Following.

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  35. more ram makes my computer run faster

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  36. ahh. very interesting allthhough I allredy knew most of this :)

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  37. Nice post. I plan on making a ramdisk for Mozilla. It keeps on crushing if I have like 8+ tabs simultaneously open.

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