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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As for the file system, the combination of Ramdisk and Ext4 is adopted.
The deal authorizes Elysium to sell AMD Radeon Consumer and Server Memory as well as AMD Radeon RAMDisk software.
Ultra-fast Intel Gigabit Ethernet with ROG's GameFirst II utility optimizes network traffic to keep latency to minimum and reduce all-important 'ping' times, while the ROG RAMDisk utility allows up to 80% of a computer's available RAM to be dedicated as a high-speed virtual drive - lending a strong performance boost to the many modern games that regularly read or write data during play.
Despite industry wide challenges, we continue to see signs of growth through our new partnerships, new distribution channels and further development of our RAMDisk software."
Previously, Dataram and AMD had entered into a formal agreement under which Dataram would develop an AMD-branded version of Dataram's RAMDisk software.
Part of the RAM can also be used as a RAMDisk to speed up things.