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ram Drive ?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:04 pm
by marklonardo
I need to implement a RAM Drive across platforms (xp,vista,win7). The Drive will hold a document securely in que and if the user crashes the system the drive ends along with its que.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:13 am
by Neosoft Support
You can a free utility like ImDisk to create a RAM drive:

http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html#ImDisk

Re: ram Drive ?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:41 am
by dpayer
marklonardo wrote:I need to implement a RAM Drive across platforms (xp,vista,win7). The Drive will hold a document securely in que and if the user crashes the system the drive ends along with its que.


If the system crashes, don' you lose everything in a ram drive? Its volatile memory after all.

Also, true ram drives typically require a device driver and administrative access to install them.

David P

imdisk

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:27 pm
by marklonardo
true, but that is the goal. I want to encode/decode large pdf files in a ram disk to speed up the process. If the user crashes the system they will not have access to the decoded document which is a plus for protecting the document. The software will run on company laptops so I can gain access to rights as needed. Right now I decode the files in a folder on the users hard drive then immediately delete it after opening it which works but large documents are slow to open. I will investigate imdisk, the command line tool might do what I want. Thanks for your help.