In our previous article, we created RAMDisk on Windows 10 using ImDisk Virtual Disk Toolkit. In this article, we will examine how to use Dataram program.
What is RAMDisk?
A RAM virtual drive is a technology that allows you to allocate specific hard disk space to your computer’s RAM hardware. This technology provides faster read and writes speeds than Harddisk and SSD devices.
There are two ways to create RAMDisk on your computer. These;
1. Software RAM Drive
2. Hardware RAM Drive
In Software RAM disk usage, a special HDD block allocates to existing RAM devices on the computer. However, when the computer restarts, all information in it is deleted.
Hardware RAM Disk usage is the hardware solution created by multiple RAM slots on an external electronic card. Because this card designed especially, the data is not deleted when the computer restarts.
The electronic card used for the hardware RAM disk technology is as follows;
What Does RAMDisk Do?
The installation files for programs you use on your computers, such as Google Chrome, Adobe PhotoShop, or Camtasia, locates on the hard disk where your operating system installed. Therefore, when you run one of these programs and perform an operation, the caches used are saved on the HDD.
If you are designing a project with PhotoShop, you can configure its Cache location on this drive so that Cache files can read faster. Or, you can configure Chrome Cache location on this area to surf the Internet faster.
Because SSD Disks are high-performance, you may not create and use a RAM disk space. However, it would make sense to use this technology in a job where there is a need for high data writing and reading.
To configure the cache location of the Google Chrome web browser on the RAM drive, you can perform the following command at the CMD prompt. Before executing this command, change the Cache folder name of Chrome to Cache.bak.