iRamDisk
iRamDisk 3.4.0
Your rating: Now say why...

(9) 4.222222222222222

Create a RAM disk.   Shareware ($8.00)
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
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
What's New
Version 3.4.0
  • Improvement of iRamDisk Menu Extra
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later



MacUpdate - iRamDisk



iRamDisk User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(9)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(9)

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+10

davert reviewed on 14 Feb 2014
At first this seemed great, but I realized all it does is create the RAM disk. I could have done that myself with a few lines of code in a batch file — based on the description, and I realize this was implied but not stated, I thought it would have some option to actually divert the caches to the RAM disk rather than have me search all over the Internet to figure out how to do that. $10 seems like a lot for a program that adds a GUI to a few lines of code... a very nice GUI I admit.
[Version 3.3.9]


burypromote
-3

-5

cka3o4h1k reviewed on 30 Dec 2012
Only iRamDisk able to create RamDisk protected from unmount when lost network or sleep
[Version 3.3.0]

2 Replies

burypromote

+2
Agordona replied on 02 Sep 2013
Does your post express:
1. I wish iRamdisk was able to ......
or
2. Only iRamdisk is able to .......

Please clarify
Tnx
burypromote
-2

-5
cka3o4h1k replied on 02 Sep 2013
little "is" is changing sense? :)
Already "is able to"
burypromote
+2

+276
MisterE commented on 26 Aug 2012
Why would I pay anything for a front end to some simple terminal commands? There's also free GUIs that will make you a RAM disk.
[Version 3.2.3]


burypromote

+15

Vendini reviewed on 13 Apr 2012
Great evolution for this application : you can now create separate RAMdisks to put the user's cache or Safari's cache.
Very useful to preserve your SSD for example.
[Version 3.2.0]

1 Reply

burypromote

+106
M.Luther replied on 31 Aug 2012
Why not one larger RAM disk instead of a bunch of separate ones?

On Jan 17 you say you can't put Safari's cache on a RAM disk, but now you are saying this app is useful for Safari's cache, so which is correct?

I downloaded the freeware TmpDisk and plan to find a way to put Safari's cache in there, making a symbolic link. Any reason this can't be done?
burypromote

+15

Vendini reviewed on 17 Jan 2012
Nice and simple application, specially useful if you want to spare your SSD. Same principle as Esperance DV, from the sam developer. The good point is that you can exceed the 2 GB limit.
The bad point is that you can no more put Safari's cache on the RAM Disk. This is very sad, from my point of view.
[Version 3.0.0]


There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


+63

Bleech_Jef rated on 02 Sep 2013

[Version 3.3.7]



+87

Soneé rated on 16 Apr 2013

[Version 3.3.2]



+153

Old_guy rated on 21 Jan 2013

[Version 3.3.1]



+1

chinchilla80 rated on 13 Mar 2012

[Version 3.1.0]



+55

MetroMrX rated on 10 Mar 2012

[Version 3.1.0]


Downloads:5,587
Version Downloads:160
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:11 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $8.00
Overall (Version 3.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-5 of 5
Displaying 1-5 of 5
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
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!


- -