SSD: Nice, RAMDisk: Niiiiice

http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk

Course, my RAM is overclocked DDR3 :) And I’m using an i7 based system so I see some real thruput from RAM disk.

Trouble is I only have 6Gb. I might have to put another 6 in.

2 Comments

I’m slightly confused. Isn’t the use of ramdisks sort of useless when the OS will use all the memory as cache anyway?

No, not for file-intense operations like compilation. RAMdisk has no write cache, so it’s basically “just cache”. When compiling, for example, I really don’t care about the object files once I’m done with a build. Especially not since compilation takes so much less time once you eliminate the whole cache part and go direct to just storing the data in memory.

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