[12:45 PM] RAM Disk Utility ramBunctious Adds Mac OS 9 Compatibility
Clarkwood Software has announced the availability of ramBunctious 1.3.2. ramBunctious is a feature packed utility allowing users greater control over the RAM Disk feature found in the Mac OS. The new version adds Mac OS 9 compatibility. According to Clarkwood Software:
ramBunctious 1.3.2 is a RAM disk program for the Mac OS. Its rich set of features lets you customize your RAM disks for your desired balance of speed, security, safety, and versatility.
You can have several RAM disks mounted simultaneously, limited only by memory available.
ramBunctious has a "write-through" option. When activated, everything written to the RAM disk is saved to a (real) file. This means that the next time you mount the RAM disk, all the contents are still there. This helps protect against data loss in the event of a crash or power failure.
ramBunctious uses normal application memory. This means that when you're done using a RAM disk, that memory is available for other applications to use. In other words, you don't have to reboot to reclaim the memory.
Each RAM disk may be configured to be mounted automatically during the computer's startup process.
These options, and more, are fully user-configurable for each RAM disk via a status/settings window. In addition to the settings, the status window includes LED-like access indicators that flash when the RAM disk is being read from or written to.
ramBunctious is fully AppleScriptable.
What is new in ramBunctious 1.3.2?
Support for Mac OS 9 was added to ramBunctious. This is a required upgrade for users of Mac OS 9 and optional for users of previous versions of the Mac OS.
ramBunctious is available as shareware for US$12. You can find more information at the Clarkwood Software web site.