Definitions for ram disk

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  1. RAM disk(noun)

    (computer science) a virtual drive that is created by setting aside part of the random-access memory to use as if it were a group of sectors

    "access to a RAM disk is very fast but the data it contains is lost when the system is turned off"


  1. RAM disk(Noun)

    A virtual disk, implemented in software, that stores its contents in RAM.


  1. RAM drive

    A RAM drive is a block of random-access memory that a computer's software is treating as if the memory were a disk drive. It is sometimes referred to as a "virtual RAM drive" or "software RAM drive" to distinguish it from a "hardware RAM drive" that uses separate hardware containing RAM, which is a type of battery backed solid-state drive.


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