StarWind RAM Disk Alternatives

    StarWind RAM Disk is described as 'creates a high-performance virtual disk from RAM, offering a near-perfect solution for test and development scenarios, troubleshooting cases or other niched deployments, where size and data volatility don’t really matter'. There are more than 10 alternatives to StarWind RAM Disk for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is ImDisk Toolkit, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like StarWind RAM Disk are AMD Radeon RAMDisk (Freemium), Primo Ramdisk (Paid), SoftPerfect RAM Disk (Paid) and Dataram RAMDisk (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2018

    1. This all-in-one package includes the ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver and several tools and interfaces to mount many formats of image files and make a RamDisk available at Windows startup.
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    2. AMD Radeon RAMDisk harnesses the untapped potential of your system's memory to accelerate the loading and processing times of games, Web browsers and software suites.
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    3. Primo Ramdisk is the second generation of VSuite Ramdisk product. It brings new features and improved performance, as well as a friendlier user interface.
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    4. SoftPerfect RAM Disk is a free high-performance RAM disk application that lets you have a disk on your computer entirely stored in its memory.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      RAMDisk creates a virtual RAM drive, or block of memory, which your computer treats as if it were a disk drive. By storing files and programs into memory, you can speed up internet load times and disk-to-disk activities, accelerate databases and reduce compile times.
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      • Windows
      eBoostr™, working as an alternative solution to ReadyBoost and SuperFetch technologies, implements a different advanced approach to use flash memory to speed up your computer.
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    5. Arsenal Image Mounter mounts the contents of disk images as complete disks in Microsoft Windows®.
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      • Windows
      RAMDisk - virtual ram drive software. Speed up disk operation with a secure virtual RAM disk.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      TmpDisk is an Open Source simple RamDisk management tool. RamDisks are disks that use your memory (RAM) to create virtual hard disks on your Mac. RamDisks can be any size, limited only by your total memory and lightning fast. They are also temporary.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Gavotte Ramdisk is a free software based on Microsoft’s Ramdisk.sys, and later being added a GUI interface by lyh728.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 1.0.4096, was released on November 2008, but it is still downloadable.

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