I do not use Mac. I used AMD RamDisk but the link I provided also works. I have not used Ramsiak for Audio in over 3 months since I configured my SSD, but i intend to use it for video and mega rendering task.braduro wrote:Interesting miekwave. Which ramdisk app are you using? I'm on the app store and macupdate, and I generally like to pick the one that is being actively updated, good customer ratings, etc. iRamdisk appears to get better reviews, but that could just mean that no one knows how to use ramdisk. That would be an issue for me as well, seeing as I wouldn't even recognize all apps within this class of utility.
Also, are you using just for your current production project-a tune, or are you performing full sets from the ramdisk image? You mention rendering-are you in the studio processing DSP plug-ins, bouncing to disk?
Also, are you getting distinct performance advantages in selecting two separate SSD manufacturers? Is one apparently edging out the other now that you've worked on them both?
I like RAMDISK for cache/temp files. It keeps your OS/DRIVE clean.
You need a machine with 16GB or more RAm to utilize ramdisk. If you run Ramdisk with less than 16GB ram, you run risk of crashing your computer.
Ramdisc has no effect on DSP. It does tremendously improve Sample Library load times should you clone your library over.
You should have a dedicated SSD for cloning folders to your RAM DISK.
Rendering Audio is faster because it processes directly from ram as opposed to writing and rewriting to disc. The output then can be saved to disc without fragmentation.
Beware that RAMDISK will make your RAM super hot if you intend to load large libraries into it, be sure to have proper cooling. Best consumer level ram for RamDisk (IMO) is Kingston 1333 or LOVO ram, otherwise get ECC server ram which is designed handle stuff liek ram disc more effeciently, it is BAD to run RAMDISK on 1666 or faster "Gaming" RAM (It wears out your RAM lot faster on the GAMING ram chips and it gets SUPER HOT HOT HOT). - Its okay to load games into ramdisk since loadtimes are internvals of 5,10 or 15 minutes... but not for video/audo where it is constantly streaming data