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Use a RAMdisk to manage downloads
Authored by: afingal on Jan 11, '11 11:46:39AM

Right, this isn't exactly the best use case for a RAM disk. The best use I ever got from a RAM disk was ten years or so ago I put my web browser (Netscape) cache on one. This did three things. It sped up web browsing, improved privacy because the cache files would be totally gone after a restart and it prevented disk corruption. Netscape used to be horrible in this regard, frequently requiring the use of Disk Warrior or Norton Utilities to fix. Putting its cache on a RAM disk saved the hard drive. I don't think you'd see the same benefit with the faster computers and less buggy software of today but maybe it would still make some difference.

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