I’ve just installed a RamDisk here on my PC (but it has only 256 MB of RAM), and I’ve created a 32 MB Ramdisk. The Windows were configured to use the TEMP dir from the RamDisk, then I started ReNoise.
My computer is very old and slow, but the RamDisk stuff I did here would be very useful to you that have a great machine. When editing samples, ReNoise was working at REAL TIME!!! This is because no HD acess is required; the temporary files were stored in the RamDisk. The problem for me is that when the 32 MB were fully used, ReNoise wasted my .xrns file and couldn’t save the file, so I lost the work. But for you that have +2GB of Ram, I recommend to make a 512 MB RamDisk. ReNoise works extremly fast!
STEPS FOR CREATING A RAMDISK:
- Download the free Gavotte RamDisk:
Steps for the installation can be followed by this link.
- Set your machine default TEMP directory to R:\TEMP (if you wish to install the RamDisk as R: drive). Go to the Control Panel, then System, then Advanced Options, then “Ambient Variables” (This is the portuguese translation, I don’t know if english Windows uses this same term). Change the TEMP and TMP variables to R:\TEMP.
- Start ReNoise.
- Enjoy awesome editing speed!