RAMDisk 4.3.0 RC1 Demo

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RAMDisk 4.3.0 RC1 Demo

A kernel-level driver that presents a standard disk drive to the OS

RAMDisk is the right product for you if you have a disk I/O bound application that is small enough to fit in main memory. RAMDisk is also great for storing frequently accessed data such as temp files, page files and database index files. RAMDisk was developed to be a kernel-level driver that presents a standard disk drive to the OS, however, it stores and retrieves data from the system RAM on your motherboard instead of an actual, physical disk. Along with the Kernel Driver is a GUI that talks to the driver and allows the user to set various options as well as start and stop the Driver (create or delete a RAMDisk). The Driver has been written to WDM standards and creates a low-level disk object that Windows Device Manager and Disk Management are able to “see” and manage. You can partition, format, mount a volume, and assign multiple drive letters to RAMDisk (but only if you would know how to do those things with a regular disk, RAMDisk does not do it for you). How much does RAMDisk speed up my Application? That varies by application and system, however, you should see a significant performance improvement with applications that are I/O bound and are not fully taxing the CPU or memory. Is my personal data safe? Yes! You can stop RAMDisk any time, assuring that all data sent to the RAMDisk during the prior session is instantaneously wiped. Once deleted, there is no way to recover data from RAMDisk. Can I boot my OS from RAMDisk? Not really. Since RAMDisk resides in Windows, you can’t load Windows from it. However, you can start a second instance of any OS from RAMDisk using VMWare or other Virtual OS tools. Here are some key features of “RAMDisk”: · Freeware version (up to 4 GB disk size). Disks larger than 4GB require registration and a license which can be purchased for $9.99 USD. · Universal compatibility with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. Universal compatibility means: All versions, releases, service packs, editions, and architectures (32-bit and 64-bit) · Up to 32 GB RAMDisk (in registered/licensed mode) · Save and load features allow RAMDisk to appear as persistent storage even through reboots Requirements: · Any Intel or AMD-based system with at least 512 MB RAM Limitations: · 4 GB disk size limit What’s New  · Background load now standard · Bug fixes · Updated user’s manual

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