Many system administrators setup a disk drive to be accessed across the
network. Multiple users create and retrieve files from this disk (often
at the same time). During this time you may hear "the network is slow".
Most of the time it is not the network but the hard disk drive trying to
keep up with multiple requests.
Systems that support anonymous FTP may have the /pub directory mounted
using a ramdisc filesystem for faster transfer rates.
Many database applications use hard disks as RAW devices (direct access)
Using RamDisc Plus with mirroring, you can have the fastest data reads
possible with the security of data writes stored on two different hard
disk drives with the database available immediately upon system boot.
Many applications use temporary work areas on the disk while executing.
The more temp files created, the harder the disk drive has to work. The
harder the disk drive works, the slower the application gets. We have
customers using RamDisc with the following applications: Oracle - Sybase
UniVerse - Progress
Many applications require occasioanl re-indexing (or reformatting) of
database files that may take serveral days due to huge amoumts of disk
activity. The time required to complete the task can be reduced to only
a few hours by using RamDisc.
Internet browsers and other applications use cache files while downloading.
Files are referenced faster than hard disk files when reloading a document.
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