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Dimmdrive Shortcuts

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So dimdrive creates a shortcut or refrence at the original file location (On HDD) and points it to the ram disk directory. Does the HDD still have to read this refrence pointer in order to reach the file stored on the ramdisk?

 

If so the seek time of a HDD is always one of the biggest bottlenecks and sources of long load times, so theoretically if your pc still has to do hundreds of random seeks and reads of the shortcuts or pointers from the original HDD disk before it gets redirected to the ram disk the speed of the ram disk becomes irrelevant in the overall timeframe because the source of the long load times is again comming from the HDD having to seek, read the shortcut on HDD and then read the actualy file from ram disk.

 

The only way I could see and improvement would be if the parent folder refrences the ram disk meaning there would be only one random seek to point to the ram disk and then the subfolders can quickly be read without needing to access original HDD.

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Hey there,

 

The hard drive actually reads what is in Dimmdrive, which the pointer (aka Symlink) refers to.   This is why things access very fast and the integration is very seamless due to the symlinks.

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