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This is not a good idea
Authored by: lincd0 on Mar 18, '11 09:10:36AM

The Mac OS automatically caches recently used data in memory if enough RAM is installed, so using a RAM disk won't improve performance. If you don't have enough RAM, reserving some of it for a RAM disk is the wrong thing to do. The right thing to do is to install more RAM.



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This is not a good idea
Authored by: DaijDjan on Mar 19, '11 08:10:16PM

if an app writes to disk, it writes to disk... maybe the os bundles writes but from my 'tests' using cocoa & dtrace & fseventer, it doesnt 'discard a write ;)

this hint results in having to store the ramdisk once only -- even if there were 1000 individual writes for real



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