RAMDisk Manager
RAMDisk Manager
1.2.1

5.0

RAMDisk Manager free download for Mac

RAMDisk Manager

1.2.1
31 July 2014

Easily create, manage, and monitor RAM disks.

Overview

RAMDisk Manager allows you to easily create, manage, and monitor RAM disks. RAM Disks are special devices created in Random Access Memory (RAM) which can be used as normal drives to speedup the work on huge documents (pictures, movies, etc...) and prevent hard disks (HD) and solid state drives (SSD) unnecessary read/write when some system folders are redirected to them. RAMDisk Manager allows you to create standard and custom system-based RAM disks which can be used to speedup your system.

Major features:

  • Create standard and custom System based RAM Disks without using script coding
  • Synchronize RAM Disks contents with linked folders
  • Automatically create and restore Ram Disks at user session login
  • Monitor RAM Disks used space and do something useful below custom levels
  • Show/Hide RAM Disks from Finder
  • Share RAM Disks settings with other RAM Disk Manager users by using Import/Export features
  • and more...

What's new in RAMDisk Manager

Version 1.2.1:
  • Bug fix: RAMDisk Manager sometimes quit before synchronization or post command have completed when the option to "create RAM Disk then quit after login" is chosen in Preferences.

6 RAMDisk Manager Reviews

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Privetn2246
01 June 2014

Most helpful

Installed with overall objective to save my sdd and help the system to keep being a yamaha R1, then tested with a couple of heavy things running, works perfectly! User friendliness is good and like the several possibilities offered. Good one!
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Version 1.0
Edgarcabrera
23 November 2014
It does what it says, currently testing in Yosemite 10.1 with no issues so far. Brilliant lil application.
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Version 1.2.1
Edgarcabrera
23 November 2014
I haven't tried it yet because I would like to know if it can run in Yosemite.
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Version 1.2.1
Prince-Isaac
01 August 2014
With a2012 Mac Mini maxxed out at 16GB SDRAM, I find that I can't get away with a RAM drive any larger than 4GB, otherwise the file system starts creating huge swap files, which further bogs down performance. At that rate perhaps I'm better off using a thumb drive or adding an external SSD. Serious question: Is there a difference in components used in a Mac's SDRAM and those used in an SSD?
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Thresher-the-Shark
Thresher-the-Shark
05 June 2015
Dynamic Random Access Memory and Flash Memory are completely different technologies. The differences are two numerous to list here but I would encourage you to visit both of their Wikipedia entries.

To answer what I think you're getting at though, yes DRAM is much more resilient and reliable then Flash memory. Decent DRAM chips should outlive the computer they're put into. Flash on the other hand is severely limited in the number of times it can be written to and is highly error prone, however over provisioning and sophisticated error correction in Flash devices' embedded controllers attempt to compensate for this.

So yes, if you have an SSD, putting frequent intensive I/O operations inside a RAM disk can help improve the longevity of your SSD.
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Just discovered 2 big bugs in this 1.0 release, about the "Post command" and the "Erase mount point content before mounting" options. An update will be posted soon.
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Version 1.0
sylvies4908
01 June 2014
Great, I was wondering if I would see one day this software. This is really the RAM Disk Utility I expected, he has finally seen the day ;-). Not being an encoder, I can now easily navigate and select all the files I want to move to RAM Disk. Thanks to the Dev.
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Version 1.0
Privetn2246
01 June 2014
Installed with overall objective to save my sdd and help the system to keep being a yamaha R1, then tested with a couple of heavy things running, works perfectly! User friendliness is good and like the several possibilities offered. Good one!
Like (2)
Version 1.0
$6.70

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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