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SoftPerfect RAM Disk lets you set up disks on your computer that are entirely stored in memory, yielding better performance and longer hard drive life.

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What are people saying about SoftPerfect RAM Disk

Bob Cardenas Can you install/run an application from off a RAM Disk? I use an audio editing program and would like to speed up the rendering it does when I go to create one hour MP3 programs. If SoftPerfect RAM Disk can do that - I'm sold. ThanX! Bob
May 15 2010 at 6:44pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock Yes, it behaves just like a normal disk. However, note that all the disk contents will disappear on shutdown, so you have two choices: 1. Make the audio editing application store temporary and final files on a RAM disk (that you you can later copy to a hard drive). or 2. Create an image file, copy the audio editing program onto that image and associate the image file with a RAM disk. In this case the program itself will start faster.
SoftPerfect Research - May 15 2010 at 7:00pm Copy Link
Patrick J. 12 RAM Disk Software Benchmarked for Fastest Read and Write Speed:
May 15 2010 at 7:01pm Copy Link
Rune Johannessen @ Patrick J: The testresult at was based on SoftPerfect RAM Disk 1.0.1. It is already at version 3.0.1, with a lot of improvements. See changelog at:
May 15 2010 at 11:02pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock Hi Jon, The performance gains mentioned in the changelog are provided in comparison with older v2 release. You can find some numbers,8374 for example. Here is a benchmark I ran just now (Windows XP x86 on an AMD Athlon X2 laptop). Our RAM Disk may not yet be the fastest, but we are working on it and it's now close to the leaders. Plus it's got a simple and uncluttered GUI ;)
SoftPerfect Research - May 16 2010 at 4:44am Copy Link
Rune Johannessen I didn't get the discounted price at $9 when I tried to buy 4 personal licenses for SoftPerfect RAM Disk. This happened 2-3 minutes before the discount-time ran out. Rune
May 16 2010 at 5:08pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock Hi Rune, I have e-mailed you a personal discount code for that purchase.
SoftPerfect Research - May 16 2010 at 5:19pm Copy Link
Bob Cardenas Thanks for the ultra quick response. I have two other questions:
1. Can you point me to a site &/or document that will explain how to "...Create an image file, copy the audio editing program onto that image and associate the image file with a RAM disk. In this case the program itself will start faster."?
2. Can this program be run on multiple machines (I have a laptop and a desktop - both with the same audio editor program on them) or do I need to buy separate copies?

Thanks again,

May 18 2010 at 10:57pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock Hi Bob, here is not the right place for technical support. Please e-mail your question . We will be glad to help. As to the second question, the RAM disk application is currently licensed on a per-computer basis. Therefore, two computers would require two licenses.
SoftPerfect Research - May 23 2010 at 11:16pm Copy Link
a a May not be the fastest but it's close enough, is rock solid stable (which cannot be said for some of the other RAM Disk's), and has a nice simple GUI. Developer is also very responsive.

Absolute bargain at $9!
Oct 27 2010 at 11:21pm Copy Link
John Cappuccino Why does McAfee rate- as a red download?
Oct 29 2010 at 11:24pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock Well, in brief McAfee is mistaken. We recently had spoken to them regarding this issue and they promised to retest the web-site and remove it from the blacklist soon. Of course you don't have to take my words for granted. You can download anything from and check it at with a bunch of antivirus products to make sure it's safe.
SoftPerfect Research - Oct 29 2010 at 11:40pm Copy Link
joel kens It's a shame that you don't have lifetime free upgrade offer. Good apps though.
Oct 31 2010 at 8:49pm Copy Link
Mitch Kite It seems like an interesting idea, but I am having trouble figuring out how I would use the software. I looked at your website and there was minimal information regarding usage. Can you please explain some real-life scenarios where this software would be useful? Sorry for my lack of understanding as to how I would use Ram Disk on a daily basis. Hopefully some examples will help me understand what to use the software for.
Nov 3 2010 at 3:49am Copy Link
Andrew Lock Hi Mitch, Although I can't say every computer user needs it, generally RAM disks have many uses. It can be useful wherever disk-intensive operations take place, as well as wherever privacy is concerned. ============================================A few examples could be using a RAM disk in a business environment as storage for: * A busy FTP or HTTP server to ensure quick content delivery. * A database server for temporary index files and tables. * A print server for a spool folder. ============================================On a personal computer or laptop a RAM disk could be used to for * Windows and applications temporary files. Many software programs create temporary files, which takes up disk space and causes additional disk reads and writes. In case of a laptop equipped with a Solid State Disk (SSD) drive, this will also reduce disk's wear-and-tear as SSDs have a limited number of write operations. * Temporary Internet files, so that the content of visited web pages is never saved to disk. * Games and programs. Some applications will start much quicker from a RAM disk, especially those that load many small files upon startup. * Audio/video editing and conversion. Usually a lot of temporary files are created during these activities. * Cache files to be written to a CD/DVD to prevent during burning. * Storage of the ReadyBoost cache and page file, used by enthusiasts to fine-tune system's performance. * All sorts of data that must be lost at shutdown for security reasons. You can find out more in http://www.informationwee...D=57704017 . Hope this helps,Andrew.
SoftPerfect Research - Nov 3 2010 at 6:32am Copy Link
Mitch Kite Hi Andrew, Thanks for the info.
Nov 3 2010 at 7:07am Copy Link
Stephane M I ran a few tests with CrystalDiskMark 3 against SoftPerfect RAM Disk 3.0.2 and Dataram RAMDisk 3.5.130 and the version 3 of SoftPerfect RAM Disk is doing really much better than previous versions.
And it is now doing better than Dataram RAMDisk based on my tests.
I also like the mint GUI, the features and the ease to use of SoftPerfect RAM Disk...waiting for tomorrow now...

Nov 3 2010 at 2:57pm Copy Link
joel kens Does the license have free lifetime upgrades or only 1 year? It's just a simple question. Can the developer answer it?
Nov 3 2010 at 5:47pm Copy Link

I don't find the differences between standard and business edition on your website...

Can you point the directions?

Nov 3 2010 at 6:02pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @Gilles, from the developer's website:
"There are two types of license available for the RAM Disk product. A home license grants a private person, who is not a company, rights to install and use the software at home. A business license grants an organisation rights to install and use the software in a commercial or non-commercial environment."

@Joel, Please be patient, often our developers are in different time zones. I'm sure your question will be answered.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 3 2010 at 6:41pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock This is Andrew Lock from SoftPerfect here. For some reason I was unable to post the comment while logged on. To answer your questions:

@Joel, the license comes with free upgrades released within one year from the date of purchase. After that, you can purchase another year of upgrades and support if you like. If you do not, your license will still be valid for the version you are currently using.

@Stephane, it's our mistake to specify here that upgrades are not discounted. Actually, as per SoftPerfect's web-site, paid upgrades come with 50% off the retail price. Since a home license for this RAM disk normally costs $29, if in the future you want to upgrade beyond 1 year of free upgrades, it will cost $14.50 for another year of upgrades and support.
SoftPerfect Research - Nov 3 2010 at 9:08pm Copy Link
Gerard Booth I can install the software and create ram disks fine, but when I come to use any of the disks, Windows Crashes and reboots the PC. I use Vista 32 bit. It does this every time I try to use the software, Shame because this would have been handy for me.
Nov 4 2010 at 5:13am Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Gerard, it seems like there is a conflict with third-party software on your computer or could be faulty RAM modules. Please e-mail us at and mention what software you have installed on your PC. There's a chance that we'll be able to help.
SoftPerfect Research - Nov 4 2010 at 5:42am Copy Link
Gerard Booth Thank you for reply Andrew, I agree there must be a conflict with other software installed on my computer, as no one else appears to have problems running your software.

However I have numerous software installed on my computer too numerous to list without an idea of which maybe causing the conflict.

However two that come to mind would be Kaspersky anti virus 2010 which I find causes problems all round and possibly Rollback RX v9.1 from Horizondatasys.

Best Regards
Nov 4 2010 at 6:03am Copy Link
Cassiano qs My Windows 7 Crashes and reboots the PC too. I use Rollback RX v9.1 too, and several secuirity softwares. (CIS, SAS, MBAM, PREVX)
Nov 4 2010 at 8:27am Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Cassiano: thank you for reporting this. We've found a compatibility issue with Rollback RX and are currently investigating it.
SoftPerfect Research - Nov 4 2010 at 8:34am Copy Link
Gerard Booth I can vouch for the excellent support and feedback from Andrew as he works on sorting out the conflict with Rollback RX. Rollback buries itself deep into the innards of a PC so its no surprise conflicts arise.

I will contact HorizonDatasys and make them aware of problems with their software. I hope Andrew manages to find a solution as his Ram Disk software seems perfect for my needs.

Best Regards
Nov 4 2010 at 9:02am Copy Link
Andrew Lock The above-mentioned issue with crashes with Rollback RX seems to have been fixed. Those who are experiencing any problems, please download a .
SoftPerfect Research - Nov 4 2010 at 10:27am Copy Link
Stephane M Thank you Andrew, I purchased one copy.
Very nice useful software and nice discount :-)
Nov 4 2010 at 10:34am Copy Link
Ed Ward Andrew - how much RAM does one have to have to realize the benefits? I have a laptop that is 3 years old and the RAM is just 2Gb... Thank you.
Nov 4 2010 at 3:42pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Ed, unfortunately there's no universal answer to your question. It depends on tasks you perform and what you'd like to achieve. A general rule, is the more RAM you have, the more RAM you can use for a RAM disk, which in turn can be used for a number of things as I wrote above.
SoftPerfect Research - Nov 7 2010 at 1:58am Copy Link
Joris Just a note: I can't order SoftPerfect RAM Disk for $20 off as described above - the special offer is $14.50 (50%) off.
Mar 5 2011 at 12:07am Copy Link
Andrew Lock The links seem working to me. What do you mean by saying you can't order it?
SoftPerfect Research - Mar 5 2011 at 12:26am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Apologies Andrew, that $20 text was actually from a previous 24-hour promotion, not the current unlimited 50% off deal. I removed it. FYI, in general the big price supersedes everything else.

BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 5 2011 at 12:28am Copy Link
Joris Yep, it's still a very good price, I purchased one licence. Thanks!
Mar 5 2011 at 12:44am Copy Link
Randy Martin I'll admit it. I don't really know what this is about. I can read the words but what I need to know is HOW will I use it? I do graphics, use InDesign, Photoshop, and download fotos and programs from BDJ.

My current laptop, which I bought used, has a subdrive of D: on the C: drive. Don't know how it got there or what it does or means. But, I have it set up so I only use it for documents.

Can I do the same thing with this or does this ONLY work with RAM?

Thanks for the help.
May 17 2011 at 2:58am Copy Link
Emil Kucera @Randy: The main advantage - or disadvantage, for some, is that once you switch off the computer, everything on that RAM disk is gone forever.
The good - no need to erase garbage or 'scratch' files
The bad - no way to finding it again, unless you also have an autosave for those files, which kind of negates the original intent.

There is (or was) a free RAM disk from Microsoft which I am using on XP, but I believe it is actually a fake one, it exists on the physical drive until the next re-boot. I am looking forward to getting a real one - like they used to be in the old days of DOS and earlier windows.
May 21 2011 at 2:34am Copy Link
Tim Haughton This is very interesting. Developing software, I find that Visual Studio performs a heck of a lot of read/writes, this might be worth a look.
May 22 2011 at 2:09am Copy Link
Randy Martin Maybe I'm not meant for all this but I'm still clueless.
Guess that means I should pass.
If you have to ask . . .
May 22 2011 at 11:22am Copy Link
Hans nielsen were is that help, that tell/show how to setup a use for the program ,making ram disk working as temp for internnet temp, windows temp, and so on ???
not only help for making a ram disk :s it's help for use a ram disk i ask for.
May 22 2011 at 6:10pm Copy Link
Hans Nielsen can i Move windows Pagefile to ram disk, and not getting bsod ??
May 22 2011 at 6:48pm Copy Link
Al Soto @ Randy...I also do graphics. A RAM DISK can help with memory loading of graphics, faster. Read this link:
May 22 2011 at 6:49pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Hans, in order to set the Windows temporary folder to use a RAM disk choose Tools - Set Windows TEMP folder from the main menu.

As to using it for temporary storage in web-browsers, it really depends on what browser you are using. For Internet Explorer it would be Internet Options - General - Temporary files - Settings.
SoftPerfect Research - May 22 2011 at 6:50pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Hans, yes you can. However you need to create a boot-time disk (not logon-time one) by choosing Disk - Add Boot Disk from the main menu.
SoftPerfect Research - May 22 2011 at 6:52pm Copy Link
Gerard Booth I can confirm last time SoftPerfect Ram Disk was offered on BDJ,
I received Outstanding technical support from the developer. I had an issue with Rollback RX and Ram Disk, hardly surprising as Rollback Buries itself deep in the operating system. Anyway Andrew sorted this within hours of my reporting it, and Ram Disk has performed flawlessly ever since. If you need this kind of software, go for it, its a no brainer at this price.
May 22 2011 at 8:26pm Copy Link
Tim Haughton I've just purchased, and just to make sure you're aware, Plimus is rejecting free email addresses (like GMail). I know from when I used to be with Plimus that I had to manually override that, just thought I'd let you know.
May 22 2011 at 8:50pm Copy Link
Ennovy It's not wise to move the temp folder(s) to a ramdisk, because for instance after a software installation and a reboot, those temp files can be needed to complete installation.

Internet temp files can be placed safely in a ramdisk.
May 22 2011 at 9:26pm Copy Link
Patrick J. The last time (two month ago) I had problems (GUI freezes) on Windows 7 64bit by using this ramdisk.
May 22 2011 at 9:32pm Copy Link
Hans Nielsen Do you have windows 7: make your ram disk by your self :)

May 22 2011 at 11:38pm Copy Link
Tim Haughton Hans, that doesn't look like a RAM disk, just a file container, which will actually be slower than a normal disk.
May 22 2011 at 11:51pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Peter: You can see this in the Task Manager:
SoftPerfect Research - May 23 2011 at 1:49am Copy Link
Emil Kucera Two / three questions:
1. To resize the disk, is it better to unmount and remount, or delete and create a new one?
2. does the windows temporary files change take effect only after a re-boot? and
3. does the disk have to be a boot-option disk, and can it be a removable one?
May 23 2011 at 6:25am Copy Link
A K If one uses music recording software, which can be RAM intensive, would SP RAM Disk compromise its functionality in any way? There are recording setups that use 8 gb, even 16 gb, of RAM.
May 23 2011 at 7:36am Copy Link
Patrick J. Andrew, I would order a license, but unfortunately, as mentioned above, even the GUI of v3.1 freezes while creating a persistent RAM disk on my Windows 7 64bit system. (The .SVI file is located on drive C: - this drive is a SSD).
May 23 2011 at 9:18am Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Peter: sorry I am not sure why it behaves so slowly in your setup. It's normally blazingly fast. Perhaps there is a conflict with a third-party software application like an antivirus.


1. You can either unmount/remount it or recreate it. In effect the old disk is always deleted and a new one is created.

2. The Windows TEMP folder setting takes effect immediately, however it may not change for already running applications. All applications use it after a reboot.

3. It's generally better to use a boot-time disk as it is created even before user logon. The disadvantage of it though is that a boot disk cannot have automatically created folders. We are going to release a new version that can have folders on a boot-time disk within a week or so. A boot-time disk cannot be removable.

@A K: as long as you have sufficient memory for the music recording software itself, RAM disk wouldn't compromise its functionality.

@Patrick: I will check it out and post an additional comment shortly.
SoftPerfect Research - May 23 2011 at 1:09pm Copy Link
Don Seegmiller I had the same problem as Patrick. If there is a solution I would love to use the product since the work I do is heavy on graphics. Running a Dell precision 490, win7 64, eight gig ram.
May 23 2011 at 3:31pm Copy Link
Milan Topolic SoftPerfect RAM Disk rockz like hell ! It makes my Windows 7 x64 work at the speed of light. I do not want to miss it ever again.
May 23 2011 at 4:12pm Copy Link
RichU What are the advantages of the business license? I only have 15 minutes to decide.
May 23 2011 at 4:43pm Copy Link
Patrick J. Regarding freezes:
it makes no difference if my anti-virus software (Microsoft Security Essentials) is installed or not. The same with Data Execution Prevention (DEP) of Windows, it makes no difference if DEP is enabled only for Windows applications or all.
Andrew, see my mail - are you interested in a video to reproduce the problem?
May 23 2011 at 9:09pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Don, @Patrick: if you are experiencing any problems with the current release, you can try the latest build from the following location:
Please email to support at and let me know how it works for you.
SoftPerfect Research - May 24 2011 at 5:03pm Copy Link
Patrick Yancey I run a Windows 7 machine with a quad core and 6 GB of RAM. Yet it was still sluggish. I installed SoftPerfect RAM Disk, moved the temp and move the Windows swap file to the RAM disk. Now my machine is smoking fast! This is a great product. It's easy to install, configure and use.
May 30 2011 at 2:33pm Copy Link
Tim Haughton I don't understand why you would want to move your paging file to a RAM disk. Wouldn't it be better to simply disable the paging file, forcing Windows to keep everything in RAM?
May 30 2011 at 9:08pm Copy Link
Patrick Yancey @ Tim: Thanks for the note Tim. I did try that, but Win7 wasn't able to achieve the performance I was looking for. My performance metrics are rather unscientific, however, I spend less time waiting when pagefile.sys is allocated partly to the RAM disk (2 GB) and partly to my primary drive (system managed). Have a good one!
May 31 2011 at 11:51am Copy Link
Michael R. I bought your RAM Disk last time and it worked will on my Win7 x64, but some weeks ago when restarting I get the message 'One or move volumes could not be mounted. Formating image failed' and when I click on the volume shown in the explorer I get the message 'R:\ can't be accessed to. Wrong parameter' (translated into english).

I updated to the newest version, but the same error occured.

Is there anything I can do about it?

Thank you...
Nov 14 2011 at 6:56am Copy Link
Ennovy @Michael : This is not the place for such questions. You better contact the support page of SoftPerfect:
Nov 14 2011 at 8:08am Copy Link
Jorge Watanabe Hi,
Does this app use RAM above 3.5GB in 32-bit systems?
Thank you and regards,
Apr 10 2012 at 5:07am Copy Link
Andrew Lock No, it does not. In order to utilise 3.5GB it requires a 64-bit system.
SoftPerfect Research - Apr 10 2012 at 5:55am Copy Link
Cheryl Rutherford Awesome. Can't wait for the deal.
Apr 10 2012 at 9:54am Copy Link
Jean Sibe How is performance with comparing to other competitors?
Any benchmark available, for example with Crystal Disk Mark?
Apr 12 2012 at 7:36am Copy Link
Andrew Lock Sorry, I am afraid I haven't seen any recent benchmarks.
SoftPerfect Research - Apr 12 2012 at 7:37pm Copy Link
Chaim Krause """Please note that one license grants the purchaser rights to install and use the software on one computer only. In order to use the software on several computers simultaneously, the purchaser must acquire several licenses. If you have any questions regarding purchasing or licensing, please e-mail us at"""

Deal breaker for me on a home license.

I'll stick with the alternative:

"""Subject to the terms below, you are hereby licensed to use this software for personal or use without charge to create up to a 4 GB RAMDisk. If you use this software for commercial use, or wish to create larger disks, registration is required."""

P.S. For the record, this week my boss just spent $2,000 buying licenses for software that I wish use in the office. All of which, I have personal licenses for -- at about 25% of that cost. Why did the my boss by that software? Because I use it at home and am familiar with it.
Apr 13 2012 at 4:05am Copy Link
VLM Chaim Krause - What's the alternative to which you refer? DataRam?
Apr 13 2012 at 7:11am Copy Link
Chaim Krause @VLM, Yes. That's what I currently use on my personal/home computers. It works well. All that you need to "deal with" is an complete acceptable splash screen advertisement to buy ram from them. I understand why they do that.

@All, I have downloaded the SoftPerfect product and am going to test it out. Although I am still uncomfortable with the license terms, I do now see that the product has some nice features not available in the DataRam software. Namely, mounting as removable media, creating multiple folders at startup, and wiping the memory after dismounting the drive. Also there are some "nice touches" like a menu option to set the environment's TEMP folder.
Apr 13 2012 at 7:21am Copy Link
VLM What does the "persistent" option do?
Apr 13 2012 at 7:27am Copy Link
Chaim Krause @VLM: P (persistent). The disk's content will be saved to the associated image file upon shutdown.
Apr 13 2012 at 7:30am Copy Link
VLM Chaim Krause - Thank you!
Apr 13 2012 at 7:40am Copy Link
Cheryl Rutherford I tried to purchase this just now, but it does not allow me to pay via PAYPAL, which I will NOT buy anything without it. I cannot just give my CC info directly on a website. SORRY. I would have purchased it otherwise.

Any chance you could add PayPal. I am willing to pay the PP fees to get this.
Apr 13 2012 at 8:13am Copy Link
JW I keep getting a 'Transaction Processing Error' [] when trying to complete a purchase for this product (using a Credit Card) - which is therefore preventing me from doing so!
Then I thought I'd use PayPal (as the symbol is there) only to find that 'PayPal' is NOT one of the options available in the 'Method of Payment' options!
This isn't terribly helpful, guys!
Apr 13 2012 at 8:17am Copy Link
Chaim Krause I took some time to take a closer look at this software.

I continue to feel that licensing on the home/personal version is too restrictive. If I buy software for my home use, I expect to be able to use it on all my computers. I don't want to have to deal with licensing restrictions when I am dealing with my game computer, my home office computer, my significant other's computer, my children's computer, my laptop, etc. Having said that, I'm not sure what the "right price" would be for an "unlimited home use" license.

Leaving that aside for the moment, this is the best (modern/recent) RAM disk software I have used. Lots of nice features the others don't have. If you are "paranoind" (the kind of person that erases you browser history and deletes your temp files constantly), the option to wipe the used RAM clean after use, may be useful to you. I like the ability to mount the RAM disk as removable so the OS doesn't waste resource with administrative functions on that disk. The UI makes it easy to administer multiple RAM disks and their associated images. I like the ability to make multiple folders on the drive upon creation. I like the ability to associate and link programs to the RAM disk so you can do things like put PortableApps on it and have it run the start program upon mounting.

The unknowns, because I have only spent an hours with it are: stability, what bugs might exist, how quickly bugs get fixed, how reliable the automatic saving and loading of images are longterm with things like VMs running while doing development work, etc.

Overall, if the licensing doesn't bother you, I suggest purchasing. And, if the licensing does bother you, getting 5 licenses at the discounted price just might be worth it.

I will add that I decided to take a closer look at this product after SoftPerfect contacted me and they gave me the impression they are nice people. :)

I will say that if I do need a commercial license, I would pick SoftPerfect RAM Disk over the less capable Dataram RAMDisk.

If you just want a simple free RAM drive for personal use, get Dataram's software.
Apr 13 2012 at 8:24am Copy Link
VLM Chaim Krause - That's very helpful, thank you! I bought 2 licenses.
Apr 13 2012 at 8:45am Copy Link
Rosalind Share I tried to pay via PayPal, but there is no option despite it showing on the pay page. It seems that I will miss this opportunity.
Apr 13 2012 at 9:02am Copy Link
Jean Sibe Interesting results when comparing to Dataram's RAMDisk. I couldn't believe filesystem has so much difference.

First I created 512MB NTFS with Softperfect.
Crystal Disk Mark results -- all in MB/s and format Read / Write:

Seq: 1128 / 966
512K: 1177 / 1052
4K: 42 / 35
4K QD32: 71 / 67

Then I installed Dataram and created FAT32 since NTFS was not possible. Results -- all in MB/s and format Read / Write:

Seq: 1220 / 1253
512K: 1166 / 1059
4K: 33 / 31
4K QD32: 38 / 32

There was quite huge difference so I decided to take one final take with Softperfect using FAT32. Results -- all in MB/s and format Read / Write:
Seq: 1410 / 1179
512K: 1219 / 1063
4K: 33 / 31
4K QD32: 67 / 52

So when both ramdisk had FAT32, it boosted Softperfect results a lot, for example seq 1410 vs previous 1220 which means 13,4% boost!

Softperfect seems to be very easy and fast when creating, when I used Dataram it was "Starting RAMDisk..." for about 30 seconds.

I will be buying this deal :)
Apr 13 2012 at 9:49am Copy Link
VLM Jean Sibe - I'm not familiar with Crystal Disk. Do higher values indicate better performance? And what do the 4 values (Seq, 512I, etc.) mean, if you don't mind explaining briefly?
Apr 13 2012 at 10:08am Copy Link
Jean Sibe @VLM, yes, it means MB/s, 1,000,000 byte/sec so higher is better.

These are what tests mean:

Seq : Sequential Read/Write Test (Block Size = 1024KB)
512K : Random Read/Write Test (Block Size = 512KB)
4K : Random Read/Write Test (Block Size = 4KB)
4K QD32 : Random Read/Write Test (Block Size = 4KB, Queue Depth = 32) for NCQ&AHCI
Apr 13 2012 at 10:53am Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Rosalind Share, @Cheryl Rutherford please drop a line to and we'll figure something out for you.
SoftPerfect Research - Apr 13 2012 at 4:33pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks Jean Sibe. It seems SoftPerfect does quite well against DataRam, though it's also true, I think, that DataRam does quite well against no RAM disk at all. yes?
Apr 13 2012 at 6:04pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

There is a lot of comparison of Ramdisk softwares at :

RAMdisk on XP 32bit - brainstorming!

The strengths of the SoftPerfect product may be underrepresented in that discusions, which is mostly about some other softwares.

Apr 13 2012 at 7:07pm Copy Link
Anthony Larson Hello,
I would also like to purchase a home license with the bitsdujour discount via paypal.
Could you email me instructions of how I could do this?

Apr 13 2012 at 7:34pm Copy Link
VLM As I sit here thinking about how best to use this product, I'm struck by the following inquiry.

I have Win 7 x64 running on a 128 GB SSD. Completely aside from any performance gain that I might realize by using a RAM disk, would it not also be the case that by putting temp files and perhaps other "system stuff" (my ignorance about what to include :) onto a RAM disk, I will save significantly, over time, on wear and tear on the SSD?

I mean, for someone running the OS on an SSD, is this a significant justification for buying this (or similar) product, independent of any justification based upon performance gains one might realize?

Thanks all!
Apr 13 2012 at 7:50pm Copy Link
David Powelstock @VLM: a lot of folks (including me) use RAM disks in this way. See this site, which also has some other great tips for SSD users: The idea is to configure Windows to use the RAM disk for TMP and TEMP files. (If you do this, I advise you to make the RAM disk persistent, i.e. set it up so that the RAM disk image is saved when you shut down and reloaded when you start up. The reason for this is that certain installation programs that require a reboot will put files it needs upon reboot in the TEMP directory. If they're not their, installation will fail.) The other tip is to configure your browser to put its cache directory on the RAM disk.
Apr 13 2012 at 8:09pm Copy Link
Michael R. Is there a way to start the RAM Disk at window startup WITHOUT having a window opened?

I have the checkbox 'Show icon in the system tray' checked, but this does not prevent the window to be shown.

An answer would be appreciated, even if it would be after the offer has expired. Thanks a lot...
Apr 13 2012 at 9:41pm Copy Link
Andrew Lock @Michael, normally the RAM disk starts automatically.

If you want to start it manually without showing the window, launch it with the command line /hide as "ramdiskws.exe /hide"
SoftPerfect Research - Apr 13 2012 at 10:00pm Copy Link
VLM David Powelstock - Thank you!
Apr 13 2012 at 11:28pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Reading here and there, I am in.

Incidentally , the SoftPerfect freeware is highly regarded, for example 4Sysops puts the Network Scanner in among the "Top ten free admin tools".

Apr 13 2012 at 11:51pm Copy Link

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