How to create RAMDisk which would not be limited to amount of RAM (with Disk swapping)

Posted on 2009-02-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I want to use RAMDisk to store all my temp files, I guess I can slice 2Gb out of my 8Gb of ram, but sometimes I have much more than 2Gb of temporary data, so the operation will fail (quickly).

Is there any way to create like 64Gb "Ramdisk" where datais written to memory for the first 2Gb, and then - to the HDD?

PS. I was using RamDisk Plus 9
PPS. WIndows Vista x64
Question by:BarsMonster
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    You are just trying to do wht the OS is already doing, and the OS knows how to handle the RAm much better than you, so you are essentially trying to emulate a pagefile.

    I would not even bother since any modern OS will handle this much better than you can.

    Put you temp files on another hard drive or partition, and you should be fine.

    I hope this helps !
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    Author Comment

    I already have temp on another hard drive, the problem with this is that windows need to dump writecache, while on ramdisk it will not need to do so in many cases = higher performance.
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    Accepted Solution

    for most stuff, unless you are writing a LOT of small temp files, you will not notice much of a difference.


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