The RAMDisk is easy to use and a reliable piece of the memory optimization software that takes a portion of your system memory and uses it as a disk drive. It is able to speed up applications such as games, Internet Explorer cache for faster web surfing, audio or video editors, CAD programs, databases, and software compilers.
The more RAM your Windows computer has, the larger the RAM Disk you can create. The program is the right product for you if you have a disk I/O bound application that is small enough to fit in main memory.
The RAMDisk is also great for storing frequently accessed data such as temp files, page files, and database index files. It is offered as “freeware” for personal use and will allow you to create disks up to 1 GB in size. Some features not enabled and require the purchase of a license key to be enabled. For personal use only.
It is an ideal solution for users who need to wipe all the information stored in the new disk drive upon power loss or shutdown. Since RAMDisk cannot store any trace of information without power, you can rest assured that all your data will be lost.
The main graphical interface provides you with four tabs you can make use of, namely ‘Settings’, ‘Load/Save’, ‘Event Log’, and ‘Options’.
The first tab enables you to set the size of RAMDisk you want to create and choose its type such as ‘FAT16 Partition’, ‘FAT32 Partition’ or ‘Unformatted Partition’. For disks greater than 32MB, the second option will be automatically selected.
Additionally, you are able to create a new TEMP directory and set the disk label according to your whims. However, in case you selected an ‘Unformatted’ partition, you are not able to create such directory.
Most users use this software to speed up applications like:
- Internet Explorer cache for faster web surfing
- Audio and Video editing
- CAD programs
- Software compilers
- Speeding up CD duplication
- SETI processing
- TEMP files
- Swap space
- Web server cache
- Custom applications with high I/O, high bandwidth, or high-security requirements
By accessing the ‘Load/Save’ tab you are able to configure the ‘Load Disk Image at Startup’ feature, which automatically saves the driver with the associated settings.
The third tab, entitled ‘Event Log’, enables you to view the scanned entries of your Windows event log and filter all the RAMDisk related items. This way, you can understand why your disk has failed to start or stop when pressing the proper buttons located in the ‘Settings’ tab.
The ‘Options’ tab enables you to configure the timeout value the configuration utility will use when the driver will start.
However, since RAMDisk is a Windows resident program, you won’t be able to load Windows from it so you need to use this application properly. Still, it allows you to load a second OS instance using a multi-session utility.
It proves to be a steady and effective solution that comes in handy for users who need to turn their OS memory into a usable disk drive.
System Requirements of RAMDisk Memory Optimization
|Operating System||Windows 7/ 8/ 10|
|Processor||Any Intel or AMD-based x86 system|
|Memory||2 GB of RAM (at least 4 GB recommended)|
Technical Specification of Memory Optimization
|Software Name||RAMDisk Software For Windows V 4.4.0 RC 36|
|File Size||7.11 MB|
RAMDisk proves to be a steady and effective solution that comes in handy for users who need to turn their OS memory into a usable disk drive