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What advantages does this hold over SSDs?

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It's just for caching right?
 

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If you want to just setup something for temp files and browser cache, this program is easy and works well.
 
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What advantages does this hold over SSDs?

AMD Ramdisk
Ram Disk utilises the RAM's storage capacity similarly to a HDD. The read, write, and latency speed would be astronimically significantly faster than an SSD. But unless you're running a server it's unlikely you'll have enough RAM to make it worthwhile for everyday use.
 
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I've been using ramdisks for a while, as I bought 16 GB back in December when I thought prices were going to be the lowest they ever would.
As most decent programs have the ability to save the contents of the ramdisk onto a separate drive, I would usually place my favorite game at the current time in it, granted that certain files or the entire game would be less than 10 GB in size. It's awesome almost having instant loading screens on various games, and with the current price of ram, it's personally worth the cost.

(Seems I was testing the ram at lower than rated speeds, oh well, still really fast)
 
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I've moved my browser cache directories and TMP/TEMP env vars to a small ramdisk (370 ish MB). Browsing seems quicker (even compared to a very fast SSD before). Anything else I should move?
 
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Is there an alternative program to this RamDisk?
 
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i know intel have same thing on their platform...but is ther certein motherboards that suport this or what??
lets say i use msi z77 mpower with 32gb ddr3??is this posible??
 
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i know intel have same thing on their platform...but is ther certein motherboards that suport this or what??
lets say i use msi z77 mpower with 32gb ddr3??is this posible??

yes, although Intel uses the SSD not the RAM for catching, or as a virtual disk or whatever.
 
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Load games faster? How.
Less waiting, more doing with AMD Radeon™ RAMDisk*

AMD Radeon™ RAMDisk was designed to take advantage of your system memory to create a virtual drive enabling additional performance enhancements to your PC.

Load your games faster than before
Experience lightning fast reading and writing capabilities
Get a more responsive and reliable web experience with faster page loads
Easily protect your privacy with auto-delete on boot or protect your data with auto-save on shutdown


 
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It's not an SSD, it's a super-fast and super-temporary storage. It can be useful, but I mostly just had fun playing with RAMDisks about a year ago. Now I just have plenty of RAM. Advantages/Disadvantages over SSD... it's pretty obvious. RAMdisks are neat things unlike any other things.

Load games faster? How.
1. Move game install into RAMDisk.
2. Create a junction point (http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html) in your program files that links to the RAMDisk.
3. W00t :rockout:
 
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lol. Usb 3.0 faster than hdd
 
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lol. Usb 3.0 faster than hdd
This just show how much HD companies slacked off big time. We should have enough had SSD's 10x faster years ago.
 
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This just show how much HD companies slacked off big time. We should have enough had SSD's 10x faster years ago.
The most prohibitve part of SSD's has always been cost. They just recently were able to capitalize on SSD's because they had been making the exact same stuff for Cell Phones and thinner Laptops. Yes they could have made super fast SSD's years ago, but they would have cost tens of thousands of dollars.
 
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The most prohibitve part of SSD's has always been cost. They just recently were able to capitalize on SSD's because they had been making the exact same stuff for Cell Phones and thinner Laptops. Yes they could have made super fast SSD's years ago, but they would have cost tens of thousands of dollars.
What would super fast ssd's do us right now? Not much. Software would have to catch up. I really want an ssd but can not justify the cost/benefit. Both of my computers boot up in 10 seconds already with regular hdds. I am waiting for ssd's to hit .5/gb and I would take crucial m4 speeds.