RamDisk 11 for Desktop Systems

OVERVIEW

  Superspeed offers two Microsoft Certified RAM disk products: RamDisk and RamDisk Plus.
RamDisk and RamDisk Plus®  

Windows 7 CertifiedBoth use our patented memory management (up to 512 GB) to create a virtual disk out of RAM. The RAM disk appears like a physical hard disk to the operating system and programs. You choose its size (depending on the amount of RAM in your system), drive letter, and file system. You can copy, move and delete files on it. Like a physical disk, a RAM disk can also be shared so as to be accessed by other computers on a network.

Windows 8 & 8.1  Compatible
    The most important difference between a RAM disk and a hard disk is access speed. The time taken for a regular hard disk to move its magnetic heads over the spinning disks (much like the arm moving over old vinyl record disk) is typically measured in milliseconds (thousandths of a second). Whereas a RAM disk does not have mechanical parts and its access speed is typically measured in nanoseconds (billionths of a second). Access to a RAM disk may be 50 times faster or more than to a hard drive.
    Our simple RamDisk supports a single RAM disk with no backup capability.
RamDisk Plus Features:   RamDisk Plus adds multiple disk support, system page file support, and a versatile disk image backup and restore facility. You can manually save the RAM disk’s contents to an image file, or have the contents saved automatically when the computer is shutdown. This feature ensures that service and application data stored on the RAM disk can be preserved between system restarts. During the subsequent system start-up, the disk's image is automatically loaded. A "live" RAM disk image may be backed up even with open handles to the volume. A RAM disk viewer lets you load image files as read-only devices.
Extended memory access  

RamDisk Plus 11 has a most unique feature. Our patent pending technology can access memory beyond the limitation imposed by a Windows 32-bit operating system! In other words, RamDisk Plus 11 can use "unmanaged" Windows' memory e.g. above 4GB. It can also use the stubbornly inaccessable memory between 3.2GB and 4GB.

See the product's help file for detailed explanation of what "unmanaged" memory is and how to access and use it with RamDisk Plus 11.

Click here to download RamDisk Plus for 32-bit trial.

This feature has now been included into the 64-bit RamDisk Plus version 11.7.917. Any memory not accessible by a Windows 64-bit OS can now be included for use by a RamDisk! For example, Windows 7 Home Primum 64-bit can access up to a maximum 16GB of RAM. If your system has more, then RamDisk Plus can make the extra "unmanaged" RAM above 16GB available for a RamDisk.

Click here to download RamDisk Plus for 64-bit trial.

Disk types  

Virtual and removable disk types are also supported. Disks can be created with partition tables or without. RamDisk and RamDisk Plus can both create partitionable RAM disks, which are supported by Volume Managment software. Windows' MMC disk managment snap-in recognizes and manages partitionable RAM disks. They are also compatible with other software such as Partition Magic and Veritas Volume Manager. RamDisk Plus also can create and configure non-partitionable RAM disks, which are compatible with RAM disks created by RamDisk and RamDisk Plus version 8.0. RAM disks can be zeroed out upon removal and the disk image file can be preserved upon removal. A new licensing mechanism binds the software to the machine name rather than a system ID.

RamDisk as seen in left panel of Windows ExplorerRamDisk Properties

Security   Another reason for using a RAM disk is security or privacy. Once the server is restarted or shutdown, the contents of the RAM disk are lost (when the auto-save feature is disabled). For some services or applications, this is an important attribute that contributes to the protection of sensitive data or information.
"Designed for Windows Vista & XP "   RamDisk and RamDisk Plus have been thoroughly tested to meet Microsoft standards for Windows 7, Vista and XP compatibility. Microsoft awards these logos to products that deliver a reliable, high-quality computing experience with Windows operating systems.
    For disk I/O performance benefits similar to RamDisk but with low or no added risk of data loss, see SuperCache.
    Click here to download fully-functional trial software.
Click here for an overview of RamDisk and RamDisk Plus®.
Product Comparison Chart  
 
Feature
RamDisk Plus
RamDisk
Microsoft "Designed for Windows" logo'd
Disk size from 1 MB to approximately 2 TB*
Number of RAM disks supported
99
1
Manage by Graphical User and/or Command Line interfaces
No synchronization issues with auto-start services
RAM disk(s) available very early in system startup
Compressed image file for faster image loading
 
Save RAM disk image automatically at system shutdown option
 
Load a RAM disk from an image file
 
Move an existing RAM disk's image file from one volume to another
 
Change an existing RAM disk's drive letter
 
System page file support
 
Dynamic backup and restore of RamDisks
 
Support for Removable RamDisks
 
Can use RAM above OS memory limitations
 
  * Depends on amount of installed RAM and available physical memory.

SYSTEM
REQUIREMENTS
 
Windows 8 & 8.1, 32- and 64-bit
Windows 7, 32- and 64-bit
Windows Vista, 32- and 64-bit
Windows XP SP3, 32- and 64-bit
Windows 2000 is NOT supported
Processor (CPU) Support  
1 GHz processor or higher
All Intel and AMD Pentium-class platforms
All Intel 64-bit processor families (except Itanium)
All AMD 64-bit processor families
All SMP (i.e. number of CPUs) configurations of the above that are supported by Windows™.
Memory Support  
Minimum: 1 GB
Recommended: 2 GB or greater
Maximum: varies as a percentage of amount installed - see table below
Types: all including SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, DDR3 and Rambus etc.
   
Operating systems and editions
Maximum
RAM *
Approx. Maximum RamDisk
Windows 8 & 8.1 64-bit Enterprise & Professional Editions 512 GB 498 GB
Windows 8 & 8.1 64-bit 128 GB 124 GB
Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate, Enterprsie, Professional Editions 192 GB 188 GB
Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium Edition 16 GB 14 GB
Windows Vista 64-bit Ultimate, Enterprise, Business Editions

128 GB

126 GB
Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium Edition 16 GB 14 GB
Windows XP 64-bit 128 GB 124 GB
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Windows 8 & 8.1 32-bit all Editions 4 GB 3 GB
Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate, Enterprsie, Professional Editions & Home Premium Editions 4 GB 3 GB
Windows Vista 32-bit Ultimate, Enterprise, Business Editions & Home Premium Editions 4 GB 3 GB
Windows XP 32-bit 4 GB 3 GB

* These are the operating system's managed memory limits. When geater amounts of RAM are in the system then these can be accessed when our unmanaged memory functionality is enabled in RamDisk Plus.

Other considerations:  
16 MB free disk space for installation

To support backup functionality, RamDisk Plus requires sufficient free disk space to store the image file of each RAM disk. The actual size needed will vary from less than a megabyte up to the size of the RAM Disk.

Version 11.8.1298 Release Notes

Purchase

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Product Version Operating System Build Price  
RamDisk Plus 11.8.1301 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 8.1 64-bit (x64) $79.95
RamDisk Plus 11.8.1301 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 8.1 32-bit (x86) $79.95
RamDisk 11.8.1301 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 8.1 64-bit (x64) $59.95
RamDisk 11.8.1301 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 8.1 32-bit (x86) $59.95

 

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If you are a current user of an earlier version of RamDisk or RamDisk Plus you can upgrade at a discount by clicking HERE.

 

Updated 9 October 2014

 


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