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iRamDisk

By Michaël Parrot

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Description

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 Version 3.5.4

Bug Fixes.

Screenshot

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Customer Reviews

Update 3.5.4 disables function on El Capitan

I’ve been using this for years, to cache browser activity. I had it set to cache /Library/Caches but it no longer worked on El Capitan, and caused problems with errors on system shutdown.

Unfortunately, the author updated it and disabled the ability to use it to redirect the /Library/Caches files, so it is only useful now for Safari cache and for general ramdisk use - it is no longer useful as a general-purpose cache or mac speedup tool.

Too bad - it was a reliable tool, before it became diminished.

Stay Away

It was a nice utility for mounting Simulators, until 3.5.4 removed the ability to mount under ~/Library without warning. Now it’s just a curiosity and the screen shots and description are misleading about its functionality.

When I asked about this via the support email, I received "Well, all recents “bug fixes” are in this way, rarely a "real bug”. Now, since this update, “Normal RamDisk” can not be created in system directories likes Unix folders in / and ~/LIbrary.”

This callous response has led me to not use it an more and I can only recommend you avoid this app.

Please add support for Chrome cache

Please add support for Chrome cache

iRamDisk
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.4
  • Size: 1.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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