Topic Title: Is RAMDisk right for me?
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 10/13/2012 12:40 AM
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daemondog
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Hi,

have 12GB RAM that I barely utilize, rarely get above 25%.  Other than Tetris don't play games.  As a general user how much improvement will I see using RAMDisk?

RAMDisk appears to be treated like normal drive & since I already have 4 partitions - will have to remove one to make room for RAMDisk.  RAMDisk needs to be formated as an NTFS drive in Windows Management.  Is this all true?

Apparently the 4GB RAMDisk package is free & since I don't see anything specific for machines running 12GB RAM am assuming 4GB RAMDisk would be appropriate?

WEI is 5.9 because of data transfer rate.  Everything else is 7.3 or above. Can I expect to get the WEI over 7 using RAMDisk?

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Edited: 10/13/2012 at 04:23 AM by daemondog
 10/13/2012 01:32 AM
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You will notice about...0% increase in performance.

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 10/13/2012 04:21 AM
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Is that because I don't have enough to load into memory to make it worthwhile?



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 10/13/2012 04:52 AM
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It's because a RAM disk is intended for, say, a server environment where you have one master unit with petabytes of storage and the worker units have only RAM disks for storage, or anyone who will be working with large numbers of small files, but even then a SSD is a better choice.

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 10/13/2012 08:17 AM
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+ A power loss would mean total data loss within the ramdisk, using ramdisk is only good for servers where data mostly sits on hard drives, but is then copied into ramdisk for faster operations, backuped constantly and backups restored when rebooting etc.



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 10/13/2012 02:41 PM
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Sounds like RAMDisk may be better suited for work environments - massaging small chunks of application regions on the PC before syncing back up with mainframe/servers.  And even then a SSD is a better choice, good to know.

 

Have an SSD in my wish list should the Seagate fail.

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