RAM disk

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Noun1.RAM disk - (computer science) a virtual drive that is created by setting aside part of the random-access memory to use as if it were a group of sectors; "access to a RAM disk is very fast but the data it contains is lost when the system is turned off"
drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
RAM, random access memory, random memory, random-access memory, read/write memory - the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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The data is automatically saved if any changes are made to the RAM drive or if the system reboots or shuts down.
When the system starts up it restores the contents of the RAM drive to its original state when the system was shut down.
recently released Presto PowerSuite, a video and data-burning suite that offers support for DVD-R/RW and RAM drives, in addition to DVD+R and +RW drives.