ramBunctious 2.0.1

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New in ramBunctious 2.0.1: Panther support! ramBunctious now works with OS X 10.3.x and above.


ramBunctious 2.0.1 is a RAM disk program for Macintosh computers using OS X and later. (For RAM disks on OS 9 and below, please use ramBunctious 1.6.2.)

ramBunctious 2.0.x provides basic RAM disk functionality for OS X, including being able to read from and write to RAM disks originally created using ramBunctious 1.x on OS 9 or below.

OS X's driver architecture is wholly different from OS 9 and below, so we had to start over from scratch to implement a RAM disk suitable for OS X.

For a more detailed overview of RAM disks on OS X, especially compared to RAM disks on OS 9 and below, see our article discussing the issues.

If you're used to ramBunctious 1.6.2, you may find yourself looking for features not yet available in ramBunctious 2.0.x Our primary goal was to make available an OS X RAM disk program, and we anticipate adding features during future releases as long as there's a place for us in the OS X marketplace. Multiple disks available simultaneously and real-time write-through are two examples of features that were sacrificed for now in order to release an OS X RAM disk program.