GiliSoft RAMDisk

GiliSoft RAMDisk 6.5

Create virtual RAM partitions

GiliSoft RAMDisk is a simple, straightforward partition creation utility for Windows PC users. View full description

PROS

  • Quick set-up
  • Works exactly like a normal drive
  • Relatively low on resources

CONS

  • No encryption options
  • Dependent on size of your own RAM

Good
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GiliSoft RAMDisk is a simple, straightforward partition creation utility for Windows PC users.

GiliSoft, a software developer that seems to be determined to bring the world handy, low-key tools to maximize PC power, lets you create partitions in no time and with minimal effort.

GiliSoft RAMDisk allows you create another drive on your computer, using your system's RAM memory. You can use this drive exactly as you would a normal one. This means you can save to it, browse, and share via a network just as you normally would. One of the advantages to the GiliSoft RAMDisk drive, however, is that it is faster and more versatile. This is because it is not based on the system hard drive. If the thought of drives and partitioning scares you, never fear. The GiliSoft RAMDisk process is about as simple as they come. Although the instructions are only available online, they are fairly complete.

GiliSoft RAMDisk allows you to perform two basic functions: creating a RAM disc and mounting image files. Both processes are fast and simple, while the program's configuration options will allow you to auto-save and back-up your disc to prevent any data loss. When you create a RAM disc, GiliSoft RAMDisk will ask you to choose a file system (NTFS, FAT16 or FAT32), drive letter and size. The size available will depend on your computer's RAM, so more powerful systems will be at a definite advantage.

GiliSoft RAMDisk's website has a list of all the applications you might want to use such a drive for. It's also so easy to use that it's a good fit for virtually any type of computer users. The only negative is that for those unfamiliar with file systems, a little extra research might be necessary, as the differences are not explained in the program.

GiliSoft RAMDisk is an easy to use and effective solution for creating another drive on your PC.