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A RAM disk or RAM drive is a block of system memory that the operating system is treating as if it were a hard drive. It is sometimes called a “virtual RAM drive” or “software RAM drive” to distinguish it from a “hardware RAM drive” witch uses separate hardware containing RAM, i.e. solid-state drives.
There are several benefits to using RAM Disks over normal Hard Drives, the first being the performance increases that RAM Disks have. Hard Drives are probably the slowest memory we use in our computers, however the memory is some of the fastest memory we have, therefore ram disks are considerably faster than normal Hard Drives. The other major benefit is security, Read the rest of this entry »