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I am building a server machine with lots of RAM. At least 16G. I am planning to put my frequently read and written data in RAM so I am looking for software for creating RAM disks. This is for Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit.

Any recommendations? I would like one where I can flush the disk image into persistent storage upon demand. For example when Windows shuts down.

(I am aware of all the consequences of data loss when power is lost)

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"Just dont": FIrst, 16gb is a low end RAM those days. Still, WIndows uses RAM as cache anyway - so unless you put some temp stuff there that has a lot of IO - nothing is gained.

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+1. Windows will cache frequently accessed data in RAM anyway, there's no need to come up with elaborate hacks to get what you want. –  ThatGraemeGuy May 15 '10 at 19:18
    
If I have thousands of files used by IIS and they are read several hundred times a day, Windows will put all these files in RAM, as long as memory allows? –  Tony_Henrich May 16 '10 at 4:20
    
No, IIS does not. WINDOWS FILE CACHING does. THis is not an IIS function - but windows is pretty good at caching to start with. Just make sure it has enough RAM for that (I.e. not used by IIS etc.) –  TomTom May 16 '10 at 4:27
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