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RAM drives for fast access of files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ChangChiTheGraphics, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. ChangChiTheGraphics

    ChangChiTheGraphics Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    When I was using Windows98 I had Smartdrv.com in Config.sys which lets me
    create files in RAM drives, where you could create a "disk drive" in memory
    that had its own drive letter, and you could store whatever you wanted there,
    until you shut the computer down, of course.

    Now I am using WindowsXP, service pack2.
    I like to do the same in WindowsXP.

    Currently, only way I know is that I create files in hard disk and access
    them using fopen, fread, fwrite, etc.
    This is a slow process, I believe.

    If I can create files in RAM drive the access will be much faster.

    Is there an equivalent way of doing the old Smartdrv.com
    In WindowsXP? I am thinking that if smartdrv is obsolete there must be a
    better equivalent way to do the same thing

    Could someone help ?

    Thank you,
    ChangChiTheGraphics
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 19 Aug 2010, =?Utf-8?B?Q2hhbmdDaGlUaGVHcmFwaGljcw==?=
    <ChangChiTheGraphics@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > Could someone help ?


    We already did. Why are you asking the same question again?
     
  3. Bob E. Soxx

    Bob E. Soxx Flightless Bird

    Your original post was already answered. Oh, you're the HoopleHead troll!

    "ChangChiTheGraphics" <ChangChiTheGraphics@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in message news:512E9942-D732-48DB-84E9-3C8C6728D830@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > When I was using Windows98 I had Smartdrv.com in Config.sys which lets me
    > create files in RAM drives, where you could create a "disk drive" in
    > memory
    > that had its own drive letter, and you could store whatever you wanted
    > there,
    > until you shut the computer down, of course.
    >
    > Now I am using WindowsXP, service pack2.
    > I like to do the same in WindowsXP.
    >
    > Currently, only way I know is that I create files in hard disk and access
    > them using fopen, fread, fwrite, etc.
    > This is a slow process, I believe.
    >
    > If I can create files in RAM drive the access will be much faster.
    >
    > Is there an equivalent way of doing the old Smartdrv.com
    > In WindowsXP? I am thinking that if smartdrv is obsolete there must be a
    > better equivalent way to do the same thing
    >
    > Could someone help ?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > ChangChiTheGraphics
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. ChangChiTheGraphics

    ChangChiTheGraphics Flightless Bird

    Thank you, Nil
    Your suggestions are useful and I understand now what direction I should be
    pursuing. I posted a new question before I received your second reply.
    Sometimes, I do not get second reply because the original question was not
    clearly phrased.

    Thank you again,
    ChangChiTheGraphics

    "Nil" wrote:

    > On 19 Aug 2010, =?Utf-8?B?Q2hhbmdDaGlUaGVHcmFwaGljcw==?=
    > <ChangChiTheGraphics@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    > > Could someone help ?

    >
    > We already did. Why are you asking the same question again?
    > .
    >
     

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