Ram Cache and Ram Disk, Real world difference?
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October 30, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB
Originally Posted by
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you wouldn't happen to use visual studio would you? I do .NET web dev for work, but I do alot of desktop stuff in my spare time as well.
were you using an SSD before?
I'm thinking that since I rarely turn off my system anyways, a RAM drive would be nice, since VS, Office, and browsers are the only things that aren't instant on my M4. Did you ever have any data corruption/crashes related to your RAM drive?
I stated in my original post, no, I wasn't running SSD's before so I couldn't comment on the difference. All I know is my setup is lightning quick with the whole Apache/MySQL/Compass stack on the RAM drive.
If the power goes out between saves of the RAM drive image...yes you will have issues. A battery backup solves that problem though and I have never lost data or had corruption. I also work inside a dropbox folder so everything syncs externally as I work...just in case everything else fails. Hasn't been needed in the couple years I've been running the setup though.
My System Specs
Intel i5 660 - Clarkbar Power
4 x 4GB GSkill & OCZ mixing and matching
X800 GTO old school passive power
Who cares about anything else, I have a 10GB RAM drive.
Win 7 x64
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