flip-mode wrote:OK, something bad just happened. Don't know what. But suddenly my C drive was completely out of space. I disabled the RAM drive, uninstalled the software, and deleted any files, but there's still something wrong. First, my profile has disappeared from c:\users. Second, my C drive is still showing 92gb used when it should be closer to 60gb used.
Strangely, I can still get to my profile - it just does not show up in c:\users.
I'm pretty irritated at the moment.
Was the RAM disk software configured to create a backup image file? That could've chewed up the extra space. No idea why your profile would disappear though.Edit
: Never mind, just saw your followup post.
Sounds like you partitioned the wrong disk there when you were messing with the RAM drive
That's definitely a possibility...
Other than for some very specific use cases, I don't think a RAM disk is going to help you much anyway. The disk caching algorithms in modern OSes are generally pretty good, and you're (usually) better off allowing the OS to manage the cache for you instead of attempting to manage the cache manually (which is essentially what you're doing with a RAM disk).
One scenario where I could see it making a big difference is when (for whatever reason) you need to run a 32-bit OS on a box that has more than 4GB of RAM. The RAM disk might allow you to leverage that extra RAM which would otherwise be invisible to the OS...