Thread: Calibre Speedup
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by cybmole View Post
what you risk is all sort of paging error / out of space issues in windows because you have to guess and set a Max size RAM disc, which will be far smaller than what windows could have used on your HD / SSD. if your temp files don't all fit into your allocated RAM disc space, expect hours of entertainment? as you try to debug the program failures
True - however I have enough RAM that can set the RAM disk to be an order of magnitude larger than the space that has ever been used on HD (I have a job that has been monitoring that) so this is unlikely to ever be an issue.

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& there are specific extra reasons why you should never assign your system page file to a RAM disc, as Google can explain.
I agree with that - but as I run without a paging file this is not relevant. If you find you are paging with any frequency then reducing your free RAM to put temp files on a RAM disk would be false economy.

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if you have an SSD , you almost certainly have a secondary HDD for data. Just assign TMP to that drive to prolong SSD life
Actually I do not any more! Most external data of any size is held on a NAS device so will never be used for TMP. I also have some USB 3 HD but these are unsuitable for TMP as they cannot guaranteed to be there.
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