iRamDisk
iRamDisk
3.6.15

4.1

iRamDisk free download for Mac

iRamDisk for Mac3.6.15

22 August 2019

Create a RAM disk.

What is iRamDisk for Mac

Note: iRamDisk is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

iRamDisk uses a part of your RAM to create a new volume shown as an ordinary drive that can be mounted and used independently in your Finder.

Since the access time to these datas is way more faster than usual (it can reach over 10 times of the normal speed for some configuration), it lets you do some things you would not be able to realize with a classic hard drive (along with relieving your internal one) such as getting a writing speed amazingly fast or moving the temporary files of some apps (Safari, Xcode, ...) over it when you want to optimize their own access time along with minimizing the impact of these files on your SSD.

However, do not forget that your computer does not have as much of RAM as your disk space and that you will lose the data placed on the new volume when you restart it. So, be careful when using it!

What's new in iRamDisk

Version 3.6.15:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Aargl
Aargl
Aug 22 2019
3.6.15
5.0
Aug 22 2019
5.0
Version: 3.6.15
As a tribute for this great utility; I'll write a last review: If you have more than 8 or 16 Gb of RAM, chances are you rarely use it at full blast, so creating a small RAM disk with iRamDisk is a nice option that can be useful (search the Internet for typical uses...) iRamDisk is very easy to use, works perfectly (here on 10.11.6, but chances are that it runs as well on recent OSes). I have 8 Gb and never met a situation where my 1 Gb RAM disk could be an issue. I use it in combination with a RAM utility such as Memory Clean 3. Perfect!
Aargl
Aargl
Jan 26 2019
3.6.12
5.0
Jan 26 2019
5.0
Version: 3.6.12
The dev's site raises a security alert, except in Safari, where you can see it has turned into the most basic html page! I can even paste its content here: <html><br><a href="iRamDisk.zip">iRamDisk</a><br><a href="MailSatellite.zip">MailSatellite</a><br><a href="popCalendar.zip">popCalendar</a><br><a href="SpotFiles.zip">SpotFiles</a></html> I've downloaded iRamDisk to check if it's ok and while I haven't tried it, it looks a real app saying version 3.6.15... Does anybody have information about that?
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jul 30 2018
3.6.10
0.0
Jul 30 2018
0.0
Version: 3.6.10
The current version is 3.6.12
mariemorton
mariemorton
Feb 25 2018
3.6.8
4.5
Feb 25 2018
4.5
Version: 3.6.8
Great application :) 4.5/5
appimatic
appimatic
Jan 5 2018
3.6.6
5.0
Jan 5 2018
5.0
Version: 3.6.6
Just perfect!
Aargl
Aargl
Jul 31 2017
3.5.9
5.0
Jul 31 2017
5.0
Version: 3.5.9
I've tried a few ways of using ram disks and here is my best trial: Browsers' caches can use a large amount of disk space and have a lot of read-write tasks on your SSD — which in the end are not that useful... 1) I deleted the caches of Safari and Firefox in ~/Library/Cache 2) ran those apps and went to my most used websites, then quit the apps. 3) moved those folders to a 512 Mb ram disk 4) created the necessary symlinks in ~/Library/Caches So now, I've got my basic web caching working in RAM for the sites I use most and all the rest gets deleted at shut down (I think that caching a website where you go every six month, wearing out your SSD and wasting space is nigh on useless ;-) ) It's hard to tell if its faster or slower, as the bottleneck is generally the site itself, the server or your connection, so I haven't noticed a huge difference, but at least I'm saving a few gigs of space and may hopefully extend a bit my SSD's lifetime. Of course, this is not for basic users and everybody can live without. But I'm quite sure it may be useful for apps using cache a lot.
James
James
Jan 1 2017
3.5.7
0.0
Jan 1 2017
0.0
Version: 3.5.7
RAM disks are always a compromise as creating a RAM disk reduces the amount of memory available to applications and the operating system, and should their be a power interruption, everything in the RAM disk is usually lost. Instead I recommend saving the monies you are thinking about putting into a RAM disk and purchase an SSD (Solid State Disk Drive) instead for your computer. Prices have come down significantly and this purchase can effectively add years of life to your existing computer given the dramatic performance increase you obtain for your entire machine for all your tasks.
Kt2
Kt2
Dec 2 2016
3.5.6
5.0
Dec 2 2016
5.0
Version: 3.5.6
I love this app!
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
May 18 2016
3.5.3
0.0
May 18 2016
0.0
Version: 3.5.3
The current version, which is 3.5.4 is available at the Mac App Store today (for free).
northernmunky1981
northernmunky1981
Apr 3 2016
3.5.3
0.5
Apr 3 2016
0.5
Version: 3.5.3
WARNING: As soon as I downloaded this Avast! warned me that this file contains MacOS:InstallCore-R virus.
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  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
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