6. Are there any other good RAM-disk applications for XP 32bit (especially freeware/FOSS version that are actively developed)?
Ooops, just saw that 4wd was faster than me with posting.
SuperSpeed ramdisk - but I'm on the lookout for an alternative... for whatever lame marketing reason, I'll have to get a new license when I move from XP to Vista/Win7. And the 64bit version is almost twice as expensive as the 32bit >_<
4wd: great! I will try Gavotte once I upgrade. Here's a translation of the forum page linked above (which seems to be the first page the author uses to post his updates to)http://translate.goo...&history_state0=If I understand that list correct there are two releases of the v1.4096.5. Which one are you running?
Great utility. Highly recommended especially if you have 2GB of RAM installed. Easy to set up a RAMdisk, which is essentially a virtual hard drive using your free RAM. I use a 512MB RAMdisk to store my Windows Temp Files and internet browser cache files. Keep in mind that once you restart your PC, however, anything stored in the RAMdisk is purged (lost). For some reason cookie files remain intact after I reboot. This is a good thing IMHO, but haven't figured out why or how to NOT have it do this.
We should make a list of releases and their MD5/SHA1 hashes. I share f0dders sentiments about the lack of an official website.
That forum seems legit though but I'd be more comfortable if it was a program that was also carried by major download sites like filehippo.com .
edbro: nice, I'm adding that to the list above. Do you know if it can use memory above 3.x GB in XP 32bit? The homepage and manual doesn't say anything about that so my guess is "no".
FAT - Max 2GBFAT32 - Max 4GBNTFS - Max. supported by the OS
The main reason I like it is because it will automatically save the disk image at shudown or whenever you specify.
Ramdisk holds my pagefile 1.5 GB and my firefox cache and yes I do notice a difference in speed and less HD thrashing.
f0dder, you have SuperSpeed - does it add that switch or use some other nefarious means ?
My Win XP pro 32bit runs in PAE mode. I've not activated that manually and I think it was active even before I started trying out these ramdisk programs.
I am wondering whether eboostr (www.eboostr.com) with its cache mechanism could also be applied with benefits here ?
Quote from: MerleOne on May 12, 2009, 06:55:20 AMI am wondering whether eboostr (www.eboostr.com) with its cache mechanism could also be applied with benefits here ?Dunno, I wish I knew wtf that application really does - there's no technical explanations (that I've found), so it sounds like a bunch of marketing snake-oil to me. That app probably won't be able to use the high physical memory anyway.
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