OS X RAM Disk

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by mc68k, May 4, 2002.

  1. mc68k macrumors 68000

    mc68k

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    I know what you're thinking…"RAM Disk? Doesn't OS X's underlying Unix structure alleviate that archaic practice?"

    Well maybe…but the only entry into the X RAM Disk field, ramBunctious, has this to say:
    Hmmmm……interesting. I used to use RAM Disks in OS 9 to store browser cache in RAM instead of on disk with IE, but Mozilla in X can store cache in RAM and on disk. So I really don't use RAM disks with X.

    But for you laptop users out there, the increased battery life sounds interesting. Any comments welcome on RAM Disks. I have lotsa RAM and I am always looking for ways to use it more effectively.
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    interesting. i was just learning about using ram disks when i made the switch to os x so i haven't missed them per se, but i was wondering about them.

    so rambunctious is available and sets up ram disks like in 9? has anyone tried it?
     

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