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Hey Tim. This is the thing that I was trying to explain to you on Reddit earlier. Basically the idea is that it could be possible to have Dimmdrive move data to an SSD if you don't have any extra RAM space left for Dimmdive. Simply put: Normally when using Dimmdrive if you have 32GB of RAM and want to play a 50GB game you would probably create about a 28GB RAM disk using Dimmdrive and have the remaining 22GB of data load off of your HDD. Using my suggestion if you create the 28GB RAM disk the remaining 22GB could automatically be copied to your SSD so your computer would load your game off of Dimmdrive and the SSD. The advantage of this over simply having had the game on your SSD and using Dimmdrive is that you don't have to keep the game on your SSD. SSD storage costs far more than HDD storage does so it makes sense to use your SSD as a sort of temporary storage like your RAM. I guess if you needed a name for this, it could be called a SWAP drive, as it is using your SSD (permanent storage device) as a temporary storage device (Ã la SWAP).
arilon posted a topic in 2016 Dimmdrive Feature RequestsI have 16GB of ram, so I usally use 8GB for DIMM. Since Battlefield 4 now uses over 50GB I moved it away from my SSD onto my 2TB HD. For games <8GB, loading stuff into ram is easy and fast, but battlefield uses almost all of its huge .cas files equaly, so no chance for me and my 8GB. How about an option to make a dimm disk on the SSD?! This way I don't need to copy my games back and forth and I can use SSD space temporarily for my games and stuff, if i need it. That would be an awesome feature! Cheers.
I had trouble initially setting up Dimmdrive to recognize my Steam games. I have two hard drives; A small SSD with the OS and Steam app, A larger HDD that has my Steam games. The fix was simply to move my Steam app install to my HDD where my games are saved. It would be convenient if there were a selection to point to the Steam game locations without having to move my Steam app. This would also help those with multiple Steam game locations. Not the biggest deal, but worth a shot.
Hi Tim, Although I haven't yet purchased Dimmdrive (I only have 8Gb and all the games I am playing right now are bigger, so need to put the cash towards more RAM), I would like to offer up some suggestions reagrding the partial game feature that is coming and also the USB3 turbo mode. 1. Would it be possible for Dimmdrive to "suggest" files that may be ignored from the copy to Dimmdrive based on such things as extension (avi, mkv and such) as well as folder keywords such as "intro" or "movies" and then just sym link those over? 2. From what I understand USB3 Turbo mode is using the flash memory as a kind of persistant cache so on subsequent loading it uses that instead of getting the application/game from the HDD again. Could you have the ability to nominate a folder on a SSD drive to do the same thing? I would say a lot of people are using a SSD as a boot/OS drive and Steam installed on a larger HDD and then some form of sym link of the games they are currently playing back to the SSD. With using Dimmdrive and a cache folder of the games on the SSD, subsequent loading would be even faster than USB3. Obviously the USB3 route should still exist as it is cheaper than a SSD. I am a developer as well and I really like the idea of this bit of kit. I am also an admin over at www.ziip.co.uk We are a UK based gaming community and gamestore and I have posted up some info regarding your Dimmdrive so hopefully our members can try it out for themselves http://www.ziip.co.uk/theziipgc/showthread.php/391-Dimmdrive?p=4874&viewfull=1#post4874 Cheers Bev.