shares the same features and performance as RamDisk. Its patent-pending technology adds the ability to automatically save the RAM disk*s contents when the server is shutdown, and to load it when the server is started. This feature ensures that service and application data stored on the RAM disk is preserved between restarts. Data persistence: When enabled, RamDisk Plus automatically saves the entire image of the RAM disk to a special image file located on a user-specified disk partition or volume at system shutdown.
During the subsequent system start-up, RamDisk Plus automatically loads the image into the RAM disk. Data on a *Plus* RAM disk is accessible very early in the boot process, and is immediately available to the operating system, services and other applications. Please note this "backup" and "restore" functionality is only performed during the operating system's shutdown and restart cycle. If the system crashes or loses power, any changed or new content will be lost. When the system is rebooted, the contents of the RamDisk will be the same as they were at the previous shutdown. An attached Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can reduce the risk of loss but not eliminate it. For lowest-risk solutions see SuperVolume and SuperCache.
Minimum System Requirements for RamDisk and RamDisk Plus
Operating Systems: Windows XP Professional, 32- and 64-bit (x64 and Itanium-based)
Windows XP Home
Windows 2000 Professional
Processor (CPU) Support: 300 MHz processor or higher
All Intel and AMD Pentium-class platforms
Intel 64-bit: Itanium, Itanium 2, EM64T processor families
AMD 64-bit: Athlon 64, Opteron
All multiprocessor configurations of the above which are supported by Windows*
Memory Support: Minimum: 256 MB RAM
Recommended: 512 MB or greater
Maximum: as per the amount recognized by Microsoft Windows*. On Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional: 4 GB
Types: all including SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, Rambus etc.
Other considerations: 16 MB free disk space for installation
To support backup functionality, RamDisk Plus requires sufficient free disk space to store the image file of each RAM disk. The actual size needed will vary from less than a megabyte up to the size of the RAM Disk.