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ramBunctious 1.x

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ramb162.sit (254.60 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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ramb15.sit (233.51 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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ramBunctious_1.1.2.sit_.hqx (205.60 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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ramBunctious is a RAM disk program for the Macintosh. The authors claim that ramBunctious maintains the advantages and eliminates the disadvantages of other RAM disk programs. RAM disks are a convenient way to achieve high performance in many applications. Hard drive accesses are hundreds of times slower than memory accesses. RAM disks set aside an amount of memory that the system can then use as a "normal" hard drive, floppy drive, or any other storage device -- except that they're much faster.

ramBunctious maintains the advantages and eliminates the disadvantages of most RAM disk programs. Several options let you customize for your desired balance of speed, security, safety, and versatility. For example, you can set it to write through to a file on a (real) disk for safety in the event of a crash. You can mount as many RAM disks as you wish (or as many as you have memory for) simultaneously. ramBunctious uses the same memory that applications use, so the memory used for each RAM disk is instantly available for other applications when the RAM disk is put away.

You can create better RAM disks for running your applications with ramBunctious. This application offers greater flexibility than the Mac's built-in capabilities, allowing you to create multiple RAM disks, write a RAM disk's contents back to a hard disk for added security in case of a crash, and more. RAM disks are traditionally faster than hard disks for running applications.

Three versions available: version 1.1.2 (205.6 KB), 1.5 (233.51 KB) and version 1.6.2 (254.6 KB)

Register: rb00src

Architecture: 68k PPC

ramBunctious 1.6.2 supports Mac OS 8.6 through Mac OS 9.2.
ramBunctious 1.5 & 1.1.2 support Mac OS 7 and higher.


vintagegeek's picture
by vintagegeek - 2013, March 1 - 2:43am

I like this app. Works nicely on my Performa 6214 with OS 8.6. It takes me back to the days. Fun to store select images, etc. Smile

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, December 29 - 6:08pm

If there's a CODE resource (use ResEdit) in the resource fork, it's m68k. PPC code was stored in the data fork.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, December 29 - 5:51pm

if an application includes 68k or PPC (or both),
you could check with NativeChecker.
Simply drag the desired application onto the NativeChecker application.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, December 29 - 11:28am

Personally, this is my favorite RAM disk program for the classic OS. Powerful but easy to handle. Couldn't find out if version 1.5 is FAT, maybe some 68k user can check? Also, again I wish I would be able to name downloads. Would make it much easier to distinguish between the two versions...