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virtual hard-drive

Posted on 2003-12-04
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I've seen some pretty neat software like AlcoholSoft which emulates cds, vmware and virtualpc which emulate a whole computer. I want something much simplier... A virtual hdd. I want software that emulates a hard-drive... any ideas?

and no i dont want drive mapping or things like that. Want pure virtual hardware
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by:jvuz
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I don't think it exists but I look for it.
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by:kronostm
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what about the simplest solution: a ramdrive ?
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by:LucF
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kronos, that's exactly what is stated in the link I gave.
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by:kronostm
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My apologize Luc, I didn't checked the links provided, I assumed all of them are third party software.
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No problem, happens to anyone.
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by:chicagoan
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>Want pure virtual hardware
What are you trying to accomplish?
Ram drives reserve some physical memory and assign a drive letter. They're fast, and volatile - power down or crash and their contents are gone.
Network drives assign a drive letter or use a UNC to an area on a remote computer.
PGP can create create an encrypted file system on your hard drive and assign a drive letter to that.
Solid state drives are hardware that contain ram and emulate a hard drive, either battery backed or flash.
DOC (disk on chip) are eproms used on motherboards equipped with the proper socket that emulate a drive for diskless booting.
PXE and bootp can emulate a boot device to boot from a server holding a boot image.

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Thanx,

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