RAM Disk Utility Pro
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Create, remove, manage multi RAM disks.   Shareware ($14.99)
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RAM Disk Utility Pro can help you create, remove, manage and monitor multi RAM disks.

Ram Disk Utility Pro Features:
  • Create/remove RAM Disk easily.
  • you can specific size, name, mount directory of RAM Disk.
  • Smart Application cache directory detect, easy speed up.
  • You can save many RAM Disk Settings.
  • Auto-Mount RAM-Disk Function in program startup.
  • You can set program auto quit or mimimize window after an Auto-Mount action, it helps you do everything automatic.
  • Support Sync RAM-Disks with original Directory that mount when RAM Disk is creating
What's New
Version 1.2.9:
  • fix 'escape character' bug
  • In List, Double Click to Mount/Unmount
  • New Notice Dialog with auto disappear
  • No more show RAM-Disk folder finder window after build it
  • Add auto-refresh feature to Ram-Disk List
  • Fix Ejecter's stability
  • Fix [crush when quit] bugs
  • Support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Note: Hide disk feature does not work on OS X that after 10.7 Lion
Version 1.2.9:
  • fix 'escape character' bug
  • In List, Double Click to Mount/Unmount
  • New Notice Dialog with auto disappear
  • No more show RAM-Disk folder finder window after build it
  • Add auto-refresh feature to Ram-Disk List
  • Fix Ejecter's stability
  • Fix [crush when quit] bugs
  • Support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Note: Hide more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later



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Der~bot~haus reviewed on 20 Jul 2012
Create RAM Disk in OS X:
diskutil erasevolume HFS+ "ram disk" `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://4629672`
This makes 2.2GB. Alter the bits if you need more or less space. Use with Photoshop and the like as scratch. Super fast. If you need more than that, buy this I guess. But Mac OS still allows you to do it for free.
[Version 1.2.9]

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Schmye-Bubbula replied on 21 Jul 2012
No, not exactly the same: Der~bot~haus' procedure makes the ram disk here:
/Volumes/ram disk
...to which a symlink must be made to substitute for Photoshop's scratch disk, or at least make sure RAM disk is mounted before launching Photoshop if directly designated in Photoshop's prefs.
RAM Disk Utility Pro, on the other hand, does something more sophisticated: it changes a folder of your choosing into a mount point for the RAM disk, and you can make any number of them for various apps' temp files.
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using-Mac commented on 15 Jul 2012
The interface is so complex. I don’t think this utility is necessary for me. If I need to choose a Ram monitor, I would rather choose istat menus and many other apps than this one.
[Version 1.2.8]

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Lounge Deluxe replied on 16 Jul 2012
This app seems to be just for creating, managing en monitoring Ram DISKS, I don't think it's an ordinary Ram monitor like iStat or meant to be used like a Ram monitor. But indeed the crowd that needs Ram disks under OS X these days seems very limited.
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LizBo commented on 07 Jul 2011
Three updates and the only thing I have gotten so far is a strange looking window with all Chinese symbols.

The same error message was at least in English. nilobjectexception. Whatever that is supposed to mean.

Seriously? The author wants me to pay $15 for this lousy excuse of a one-trick pony.

This is what I see every time I have tried this useless software - http://i53.tinypic.com/upu89.jpg
[Version 1.2.2]

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Eshen Shiou (developer) replied on 12 Aug 2011
If you have this problem, try deleted ~/Ram-Disk/Ram Disk Utility.conf , and run again. In normal, language will change after into program. http://i.imgur.com/ZLi4t.png
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Beamy replied on 15 Jul 2012
I had a look at http://i53.tinypic.com/upu89.jpg and one can read "NilObjectException", therefore it probably is a RealBasic application...
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Eshen Shiou (developer) replied on 15 Jul 2012
delete ~/Ram-Disk/Ram Disk Utility.conf
And try lastest version 1.27.

If there still have any problem, please contant me with e-mail~
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Dana Sutton commented on 07 Jul 2011
Documentation in Chines only. Thanks, guys!
[Version 1.2.1]

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Dana Sutton replied on 07 Jul 2011
Let me go a little farther. Okay, I launch the program and it gives me the option of selecting English. So I do. But all the menu items are still in Chinese. For all I know to the contrary, this may be a great program. But I have no idea how the hell to use it or what I'm supposed to be doing, and so I close the program and trash it. You can your fifteen bucks goodby, developers (and I wonder how many lost potential customers this statement has to be multiplied by).
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Eshen Shiou (developer) replied on 12 Aug 2011
Try the Help Menu. http://i.imgur.com/ZLi4t.png
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Brildenlanch commented on 10 Jan 2008
Im not sure what the purpose of this program is...?

I remember back in the day like OS8/9, we would make RAM discs and have the web browser store its cache there, so the pages would load WAY faster. I see in the screenshot that you have Safari and Firefox on the ram disks. Can you do something similar with this?
[Version 1.1]

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Eshen Shiou (developer) replied on 24 Jan 2008
Creat RAM Disk is really easy on OS 8/9 because it's a build-in function. But it's NOT build-in on OS X.

It's not easy to make and manage multi RAM Disk, even on OS 8/9. And it may something wrong when RAM Disks full but programs still try to write into it.(Such as Safari, if its cache has no free space, Safari will use almost 100% CPU, and system become hang.)

RAM-Disk Utility is my answer for RAM Disk Usage.
Configure many RAM Disk's setting, and create,remove,automate with those setting.
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ylluminate had trouble on 12 Aug 2011
English is an options, but a suggestion to the developer before I properly evaluate it: default to English on the first language selection menu rather than Chinese.
[Version 1.2.3]


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Brassen had trouble on 04 Jul 2011
I'm getting this error when running it: "An exception of class NilObjectException was not handled. The application must shut down."
[Version 1.2]

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Brassen replied on 04 Jul 2011
btw, 10.6.8, mbp, 8gb ram, core i7
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Eshen Shiou (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2011
If you have this problem, try deleted ~/Ram-Disk/Ram Disk Utility.conf , and run again

Teddy54 rated on 17 Aug 2012

[Version 1.2.9]



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OsloX rated on 17 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2.8]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:20 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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RAM Disk Utility Pro can help you create, remove, manage and monitor multi RAM disks.

Ram Disk Utility Pro Features:
  • Create/remove RAM Disk easily.
  • you can specific size, name, mount directory of RAM Disk.
  • Smart Application cache directory detect, easy speed up.
  • You can save many RAM Disk Settings.
  • Auto-Mount RAM-Disk Function in program startup.
  • You can set program auto quit or mimimize window after an Auto-Mount action, it helps you do everything automatic.
  • Support Sync RAM-Disks with original Directory that mount when RAM Disk is creating or removing.
  • Monitor the free space of RAM-Disks, alert or auto-unmount when free space is not enough.


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