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StarWind RAM Disk Overview

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Published: October 9, 2017

Value proposition

For virtualization administrators, who are looking for a high-performing storage for their testing purposes or troubleshooting cases, StarWind provides its RAM Disk tool. It is a free utility which creates an ultra-performing storage by transforming a part of the RAM into a virtual storage device. The fact that data is deleted after reboot is not really important because it is needed only temporarily in such scenarios. StarWind RAM Disk significantly simplifies the work of IT administrators since it uses the existing RAM available in any installation and thus, requiring no additional hardware. Therefore, StarWind RAM Disk becomes a perfect solution for test and development, troubleshooting process or some niched deployments like online payment services or on-the-fly encryption.

Differentiation

Typical solutions, such as superfast PCIe memory or NVMe flash are quite expensive and cannot be deployed straight away. To say more, using such advanced and costly solutions for testing purposes, for example, is definitely an overkill.

StarWind RAM Disk delivers a high-performing virtual storage in a matter of seconds without spending money on additional hardware. Furthermore, it allows creating a virtual disk of the desired size so that the storage is utilized with maximum efficiency.

Benefits

Performance

StarWind RAM Disk creates a high-performing virtual disk from RAM, offering an optimal solution for test and development purposes, troubleshooting cases, or other niched deployments.

Simplicity

StarWind RAM Disk allows creating a virtual storage in just a few clicks, requiring no additional hardware and taking up minimum time and efforts.

Free of charge

StarWind RAM Disk is a free software with no hidden payments, additional required licenses, or time bombs – no strings attached. It is ready for immediate download and use.