RAM Disk's future

Started by Andrea

Andrea

RAM Disk's future   23 September 2015, 21:15

Hi!

after I read in Andrew's post in "Windows 10 crash" topic that the core developer left the project and the latest release date back to September 2014 I'm wondering if the project is still alive. Isn't it? There will be major release in future?
It's an excellent product and I really hope it will not die.

(sorry for my poor writing but English is not my native language)
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Re: RAM Disk's future   23 September 2015, 21:51

At the moment, we don't plan any major new features, but minor fixes and Windows 10 compatibility is just around the corner. Stay tuned wink
Andrea

Re: RAM Disk's future   23 September 2015, 22:37

Oks thanks!

Again, excellent product, don't give up! ok, yes, thumb upok, yes, thumb up
d'eugn'iet

Re: RAM Disk's future   07 October 2015, 21:07

About the new version... ETA?

Re: RAM Disk's future   14 October 2015, 14:52

Same here... ETA please ? smile Thank you !
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Ann

Re: RAM Disk's future   15 October 2015, 12:24

We are hiring a new specialist to fix the Win 10 problem. As the person is new to the team, it is hard to tell how quickly the issue can be resolved.

We understand it may be frustrating that there is no hard-set ETA, but we wouldn't like to make any promises that we cannot guarantee to keep. We are trying to do our best and want to thank everyone for their patience.
d'eugn'iet

Re: RAM Disk's future   15 October 2015, 18:43

Thank you for the info.

Re: RAM Disk's future   16 October 2015, 04:28

Thank you. That's good news since that means there will definitely be a future for RAM Disk !
I just wish your new specialist could keep in touch with the old specialist, at least at the beginning. It would make the transition much easier and the Windows 10 compatibility could be fixed quickly.

The priority for people like me is to have a new version that's Windows 10 compatible.
The rest are just additional features for the future (ex : optionally keeping several HDD copies of selected RAM images to prevent data corruption).

Just my two cents. smile
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Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 18:24

A new version is out, now Windows 10 compatible! Please report here if there are any issues with it.
d'eugn'niet

Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 20:37

Nice! One problem. Uninstalled the old version, restarted laptop and tried to install the new version. Getting a message that the old version isn't uninstalled (Windows 10 x64).
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Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 21:01

That's strange. Perhaps try to delete manually as described here?
d'eugn'iet

Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 21:15

Cant uninstall spvdbus.sys and spvve.sys. Windows 10-message: in use by another program.
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Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 21:40

Apparently the system keeps them open. Try removing the registry keys first, then restart and delete the files.
d'eugn'iet

Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 21:55

Still no luck.

Via Regedit:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vvramd: not found
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SPVDPort: not found
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SPVVEngine: not found

Both spvdbus.sys and spvve.sys are now deleted (driversetting: automatic > manual), after a restart still cant install latest version ('uninstall old version first').
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Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 22:08

Well I guess a registry entry is still somehow present.
d'eugn'iet

Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 22:20

It works now. Had to uninstall latest version first (vd-driverproblem), restart and reinstall 3.4.7 again. Thanks for the instructions Andrew.
Kidmar

Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 22:29

Thank you for the update, very appreciated!!!
Is this new employee going to develop new features or is he going to just fix RAMDisk when needed? Or maybe you've just hired him to fix Win10 compatibility?

Thank you for the good work you've done and for any info you are willing to share!
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Re: RAM Disk's future   29 October 2015, 23:44

We've found someone to fix the outstanding issues with Windows 10, but at the moment there's no plan to add new features to the RAM Disk. The biggest reason for that is that the product doesn't generate much profit and we'd rather focus on new projects.
S. Lee

Re: RAM Disk's future   30 October 2015, 06:30

Andrew, have you guys considered putting it on Steam? Your RAM Disk product is one of the fastest, has native NTFS support, and I think enthusiast PC users/gamers are probably willing to pay some money for it. I personally use it for temp files, browser cache and as a download drive. Just a thought, but advertising it on Steam could make it a viable revenue stream. Cheers!
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Re: RAM Disk's future   30 October 2015, 14:55

Thanks for the suggestion, we'll have a look at Steam wink
ramfan

Re: RAM Disk's future   31 October 2015, 16:15

Feature Suggestions: File System: Resilient File System (ReFS) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReFS
Just

Re: RAM Disk's future   01 November 2015, 22:08

Re the uninstallation problem:
in my case, it helped to disable the software's starting with Windows option, then reboot, and only after that try to uninstall. Otherwise, the uninstaller will attempt to unmount a "live" drive, which may case problems.
Paul Panda

Re: RAM Disk's future   02 November 2015, 10:38

Love this RAM Disk program. I used it to create and manage two RAM Drives in my system (it has 32 Gig RAM). One is for all the TEMP folders from Windows as well as other applications and the other is to store small programs. It has performed flawlessly since I installed it two months ago ok, yes, thumb up
Robert McKee

Re: RAM Disk's future   22 November 2015, 12:00

The latest version for Windows 10, I've noticed the following issues:
  • When creating a new drive, it takes a very long time, and eventually the application UI just locks up, but it does finish, so you need to kill and restart the application.
  • Mounting a drive, it mounts it, but it doesn't put it into the list of drives, so you can't tell it to save the contents.
  • The amount of memory free at the bottom of the application seems to be incorrect. I have 64GB of ram with a 30GB ram disk, but it's showing 57425 MB of memory free?
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Re: RAM Disk's future   22 November 2015, 13:10

Are you sure you have created a RAM disk and not just mounted an image file through Image - Mount Image? According to your comments, it seems to be the case:
  1. Creating an image file does take a long time due to the need of writing that image to your hard disk.
  2. It's not shown in the list of RAM Disks, well, because it's not a RAM Disk.
  3. It doesn't affect the amount of RAM available because it's a file on your HDD mounted to a drive letter.

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