Dunno why they feel they have to include the "Radeon" brand name on their memory sticks and this new AMD Ramdisk sw...
Gotta love AMD's marketing dept - in the link above, they describe the 4/6/32/64 GB virtual Ramdisk as "Base/Better/Great/Outrageous"!! LMAO , who would not want "Outrageous" performance??!!
I only have 4 GB of ram so not really enough free memory to properly use this Ramdisk utility...I have a 32 GB Sandisk ReadyCache SSD so am not "suffering" that much when it comes to disk performance...I would have to disable the ReadyCache sw to try this RAMDisk on my system...nah... but if I had 8GB of ram or more I certainly would entertain trying out this new sw...mebbe some of you can try it out and report back...works on AMD or Intel cpu's and any type of ram...although AMD wants you to use their "Radeon" branded memory of course...but it will still run on any any platform with enough free memory...
AMD Radeon™ RAMDisk dramatically accelerates the loading and process times of games, software suites and web browsers. It provides faster reading and writing speeds vs. your hard disk drive or an SSD. Experience read performance up to 25600MB/s with DDR3-1600MHz memory and even higher with faster.
At boot, AMD Radeon™ RAMDisk can be programmed to automatically and silently load files into the RAMDisk. At shutdown or hibernation, data from the RAM drive is saved back to a traditional hard drive for long term storage. To reduce the volatile nature of memory, the data stored can be set to auto-save at timed intervals that can be set by the users.
AMD Radeon™ RAMDisk is designed to permanently delete any information stored in the RAMDisk that is not backed up or auto-saved, making the information completely unrecoverable. Additionally, because it has no moving parts, it is resistant to wear and tear unlike traditional HDDs and SSDs. It allows users unlimited read and write capacity without the fear of disk failure.
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AMD Radeon RAMDisk 4.1
Last updated: May 8, 2013
OS Support: Windows (all)
File Size: 4.1 MB
AMD Radeon RAMDisk harnesses the untapped potential of your system's memory to deliver lightning reading and writing speed and dramatically accelerate the loading and processing times of games, web browsers and software suites.
Download your free trial today and begin creating disks up to 4GB using memory already in your system. If you've got AMD memory installed, enjoy creating disks up to 6GB (see 6GB Promotion Terms and Conditions).
Speed up internet page loads
Speed up disk-to-disk activities
Speed up PC game load times
Speed up software application loads and more
AMD Radeon™ RAMDisk is designed to work with any AMD or Intel-based platform with at least 512MB RAM and can be created using system RAM not already assigned to the O/S. Although RAMDisk is software, Windows Management treats it as a Hard Disk Drive. There is a chance that the disk may become fragmented much like a hard disk, however the performance issues are less than if physical hard disks were to become fragmented.
AMD plans to provide AMD Radeon™ RAMDisk support to future generation system memory specifications. AMD Radeon™ RAMDisk requires a minimum of 1GB of system memory for installation (minimum 4GB of RAM recommended for RAMDisk creation).
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If you need support for more than 4GB of RAM, you can purchase RAMDisk Xtreme.
Remember that all Ramdisks are "volatile" but at least the AMD RAMdisk allows you to save your data at intervals which is a nice feature.
Here is a benchmark of the AMD RAMdisk utility ( second in that pic ) vs another popular ramdisk utility called "IMDisk Ramdisk" , a Samsung 830 256 GB SSD, and good old 750 GB 7200rpm SATA hdd:
AMD RAMdisk is the fastest, beating IMDisk by a slight margin...except for 4K Queue Depth of 32 which no desktop user ever experiences...only happens in the server world with massive I/O requests...