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RAM Disk Benchmarks

The newest addition to our benchmark suite is TimeDrive 1.3 (available here), which measures drive throughput. This can test a floppy, Zip, hard drive, or RAM Disk. TimeDrive is fairly primitive; the benefit of that is being able to run it on very old Macs.

These tests are performed with ramBunctious, a great little shareware RAM Disk program that is faster than Apple's RAM Disk. They should indicate the memory bandwidth of the computer. (Numbers are KB/sec.)

 computer         write     read  
 Classic II       2,419K   2,368K 
 Quadra 605      15,728K  15,728K 
 Quadra 650      15,728K  15,728K 
 Quadra 950      15,728K  15,728K 

RAM Disks are fast.

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