The following question:


I'm looking for a (hopefully free) RAM drive utility for Windows 7 64 (one for Vista 64 would also likely work). I use an SSD for my OS/App drive, and I'd like to minimize temp file access on it by putting my temporary folder on a RAM drive. I have an abundance of RAM, and reserving half a GB for a RAM drive would be useful.

AR RAM disk is discontinued, and does not support Windows 7 64bit.

Any recommendations?

is, I feel a popular and useful one. At the time, 64bit compatible RAM utilities were rare, and even now not all support 64 bit. There are other questions not closed that also ask for information about software to meet specific criteria, such as this question about syncing a RAM drive to HD:

or this question about a RAM Drive for Ubuntu:

I don't mind an off-topic question being closed, I just am not sure what makes this particular question off topic? It appears that obscure utility software are within the scope of the FAQ.

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    I don't see how this question falls under the mentioned off-topic category (you are clearly looking for any utility, not for the "best shopping choice"), but I've noticed a raising amount of folks here on SE who tend to delete, erase and eliminate without much consideration. Nov 15, 2013 at 7:50

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It's a shopping question. Those are off-topic per FAQ.

  • Fair 'nuff. Thanks. Apr 30, 2013 at 15:24
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    Not constructive would have also fit.
    – slhck
    Apr 30, 2013 at 15:49
  • I think it's also worth mentioning, the OP could have found an acceptable answer here: Why would a RAMdisk be used today? (personally, I would have considered the post in question a duplicate thereof). May 2, 2013 at 13:58

The question is off-topic as a product recommendation question. See the FAQ for details. For the rationale behind this, see this Stack Exchange Blog post: Q&A is Hard, Let's Go Shopping!

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    In the linked article, there's a clear example where a person asks for a hint on a camera choice. So product recommendations are off-topic when they depend on unknown variable factors (price, location, etc) that might be important. Here the OP clearly asks for /any/ recommendation, so personally I don't see any evil in that. Nov 15, 2013 at 7:43

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