Has anyone tried to use a ram disk on windows servers or workstations to improve perfomance?
The best way to speed up Windows is to burn your C: drive onto a CD and boot from a fast CD-ROM drive. A good 52x CD-ROM drive will smoke any mere single speed hard drive. You won't see an actual 52 times speedup because the CD-ROM has more latency, but it should be on the order of 20-30 times faster.
A 52x CD rom has a data transfer rate of 8.4 MB/sec.
The ram disk msdn sample warns that the w2k cache mgr
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A RAM disk is only really helpful if write performance is the limiting factor in some operation that the system commonly performs.
The funniest thing I ever saw was a friend of mine who insisted that he got his system running faster by putting his Windows swap file on a ram disk. No matter what I did, I couldn't convince him of how wrong this was.
that is hilarious! do you get out much?
XPurt, do you really think that 52x is the speed of a CD-ROM drive in relation to a HDD running at single speed? Where on earth did you get your technical education? Bonehead U? The 52x is in relation to a 1x CD-ROM drive and bears no relationship to HDD transfer rate, Channel Speed or hardware Architecture. BTW, thanks for the laugh.
;) Actually, I thought the original question was a joke too. Its incredibly vague, barely related to the site, and signed "Joe Shmoe".
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