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  1. Update: Not that anyone is answering or looking but an update on this issue. I don't think the issue was caused by truecrypt or dimmdrive being used together 2 weeks ago. After some research, it turns out that alot of other people are having issues with dd.presync and ramdisk drives promting a "do you want to format this drive" after a particular update was released. My guess is the update borked the software to the point that it is unusable, probably because the devs were trying to make Dimmdrive backwards compatibility with Windows 10 that as a result, rendered it useless for people using Windows 7. Can you please fix this issue devs because I can't use a software that I paid for, with the expectation that it would actually work. If this issue does not get fixed, I will have no choice but to exercise my consumer rights and ask for a full refund as this digital software is currently unusable and faulty. This is turning out to be a lousy Christmas!
  2. Hi Ramdisks are 10x faster than current SSD's and hard drive technology which makes it the ideal software for gaming/network saturation. Most SSD's can only achieve speeds of around 500 mb/s whereas Ramdisks, depending on your computer specs and ram can run at 8-10 gb/s which is incredibly fast. While there aren't many real world applications for this software, it is still very useful for various things. What you can do: Virtualization - Guest OS entire on Ram which is fast. Gaming - If your ram is large enough, you can load the entire games folder into ram and play games entire from ram (Makes loading times phenomenal and gives 10-15 fps increase). NAS local 10gb network saturation thanks to 10gb/s speeds of ram. This can be used for home media center for all your files, movies, music, software rendering where transfer speeds between local computers virtually instant. For example, if you want to transfer a 50gb file over to another computer (girlfriend's), it would only take about 5 seconds to transfer thanks to ramdisk. Some games will have identical loading times to SSD's and doesn't make a difference using Ramdisk because of the way the Game's developers coded and designed the games. Optimized games like Witcher and Shadows of Mordor will have better loading times with Ramdisk. I'm also getting a "format this drive" everytime I start Dimmdrive up which has been happening recently and I am wondering if its to do with an recent update. It shouldn't be happening because formatting the drives would wipe out the cloned files that was transferred to the Ramdisk say like the steam library game files which is not what we want. I actually posted a thread regarding this but no one has replied
  3. Hello? I feel like this is a dead forum. Can anyone help me with my situation?
  4. >Update: Out of curiosity, I installed ImDisk to determine if the issue was specific to Dimmdrive. ImDisk as it turns out also shows the same results with creating a new ram disk, but it is inaccessible/unrecognized by windows 7. This would suggest that the issue is Windows and not Dimmdrive because Windows is not recognizing the 'filesystem that is being used. I made another video in the link here: Is there a way to force Windows to "see" the newly created ramdisk and recognize it? Otherwise it is just going to keep popping up the Window asking to format which is not ideal as it would erase game folders that have uploaded to the ram disk.
  5. No responses yet but I just wanted to tack on to this thread with a suspicions regarding dimmdrive and hopefully it might be of some help for troubleshooting this issue. I am no computer programming expert but what I suspect Dimmdrive is doing when it creates a new "disk" using ram, is using some of windows' own functionality to create the drive. For example, when you go to windows 7 diskmgmt.msc or disk management to create a new partition or drive, it always prompts a messages asking if you wish to format the drive first before using it. Once formatted, Disk Management then sets a type of file system such as NTFS, FAT or FAT32 that allows the system to read the drive once it is in use. My guess is, by creating a new drive (ramdisk) and cloning the raw encrypted data (truecrypt) caused windows to "think" that the drive wasn't active yet and wanted to format it before assigning a type of file system such as NTFS which must have confused Dimmdrive. Every time I tried to create a ramdisk for games or even for a 10 mb video as a test, the same thing happened with the drive being inaccessible and windows asking to format it. I could be wrong but if Dimmdrive is using some of Windows own functionality of Disk Management to continuously create and delete drives (ramdisk) it would mean there's an issue with Windows because windows for some reason is not reading the newly created drives or registering it. Is there a way to fix windows or Dimmdrive so we can get it working again?
  6. Hello! I have an issue that I have never encountered with Dimmdrive before and now I can't seem to get Dimmdrive working. I was hoping that someone would take a look at this they aren't too busy. The problem began when I tried to use both Truecrypt (encryption program) and Dimmdrive together to determine if it was possible to use these programs together. I first created a Truecrypt file container, which is encrypted and unrecognizable as a file type by windows (only registers it as raw data). I then moved the encrypted container (not unlocked yet) to the Dimmdrive Apps section and enabled it before turning Dimmdrive on. As soon as that happened, a windows pop-up showed a prompt asking to format the Dimmdrive disk. I did not want to wipe my encrypted container so I did not format it but the problem is the Dimmdrive disk is not active or recognizable by windows and can't be accessed. This is normal because the encrypted container can't be read while it's currently encrypted. I was intending to decrypt the container once the Dimmdrive disk was made and the file was cloned to the ramdisk. At this point I concluded that Truecrypt and Dimmdrive properly wouldn't work together but then I tried to open my normal games like Shadows of Mordor, the same thing happened. A windows prompt with: "You need to format the disk in drive Z: before you can use it". This has never happened before and for some reason, tinkering around with Truecrypt and Dimmdrive seems to have caused something because now I can't use Dimmdrive for games or otherwise. My guess is windows 7 can't recognize the file type that Dimmdrive creates anymore but it shouldn't be happening. I created a short video of my problem for you to look at: Please help me, I have tried everything from uninstalling and reinstalling Dimmdrive to deleting my %appdata% file. Nothing has worked My setup: Windows 7 64-bit 64gb ram
  7. Thanks MrDeth I'll try that out and get back to you on the results. I need to get some sleep though so I'm going to hit the sack. Your suggestion actually makes a lot of sense especially sometimes when virtual software can be finicky with image pathway name changes from c: drive to Dimmdrive (z:) etc etc...I didn't think to install it on the actual Dimmdrive so I'll give that a try Cheers mate
  8. I am aware of VMware support but I was actually talking about Virtualbox which is somewhat different. I can load OS guest image onto ram disk but for some reason Virtualbox doesn't recognize the image once it the pathway has been changed due to loading it to ram. Cool vid thanks I was wondering if there would be any support for Virtualbox?
  9. Hello I was wondering if it was possible for users to be able to load entire guest operating systems into ram in dimmdrive? It would make loading times infinitely faster when using Virtualbox and every other aspect of the OS would be incredibly fast. Linux OS are usually around 4-8gb of file system data Windows OS are usually around 16-32gb of file system data So anyone with 64gb of ram or higher can easily load the entire guest operating system into ram but can this become a feature of dimmdrive?