RAM Disks Explained: What They Are and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Use One

I use a RAM disk for my browser cache as it makes my extended browsing session faster. That said, I know what the limites are and understand how it works. If you are interested in setting up a RAM Disk this might be the article for you.

Your computer’s RAM is still faster than even modern solid-state drives. RAM disks take advantage of this, using your computer’s RAM as a lightning-fast virtual drive. But you probably don’t want to use a RAM disk, anyway.

RAM disks are easy to sell — all you have to do is hold up performance benchmarks showing how much faster it is to read data from RAM than it is from even a fast SSD. But this isn’t the full picture. 

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