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AMD Launches Radeon RAMDisk, Free 6GB Disks With AMD Memory
J_RaD




msg:4507015
 6:30 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)


AMD launched a new Radeon branded memory product today called the Radeon RAMDisk. Despite the rather unoriginal name, it is a piece of software that will allow you to use a portion of your system RAM as a hard drive-like storage device where you can install programs. AMD has partnered with Dataram to develop the software.

The AMD Radeon RAMDisk will create drives up to 64GB in size, and is designed to be used with AMD's own Radeon-branded DDR3 modules (though other manufacturer's RAM will work as well). The RAM disk offers up almost-instantaeous access times and impressive read and write speeds for your applications and virtual machines.


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It will load/save and hold data beyond reboots.

 

lammert




msg:4507019
 6:46 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

What is this product different from other Ramdisk products, except for the limitation to be available on Radeon DDR3 modules only?

I use the Superspeed Ramdisk Plus product to do the same, and it allows me to fully use the upper 3GB of my 6GB laptop with 32 bits Windows 7 as a high speed ramdisk where I store my Windows swap file.

J_RaD




msg:4507030
 7:15 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

from what im reading on both specs of the products.

the AMD one does free what the paid version of ramdisk does.

then if you have AMD memory, it does for free what the paid version of plus does.

atleast what I can gather from going back and forth spec hunting.

so basically cost is the diff.

lammert




msg:4507062
 8:40 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Well, costs is an important reason, especially of one of the two products is for free ;)

J_RaD




msg:4507506
 4:23 pm on Oct 12, 2012 (gmt 0)


fully use the upper 3GB of my 6GB laptop with 32 bits Windows 7


don't you hate when OEMs do such silly things.

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