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How to move the Firefox or Chrome cache to a RAM disk and speed up surfing by 20% or more

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How to move the Firefox or Chrome cache to a RAM disk and speed up surfing by 20% or more

Post by Black Deejay on Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:59 pm

If you're old enough, you probably remember what a RAM disk
is. Back in the olden days, to squeeze every last bit of juice out of
your computer (usually for the purpose of playing Doom), you could load a
program into a RAM disk -- a virtual drive made out of spare RAM. As
I'm sure you know, RAM is a lot faster than your hard drive

Fast forward to today, and most computers have a lot of spare
RAM. Unless you're editing large multimedia files, you're probably using
only a fraction of your RAM. Why don't we use a little bit of it to
speed up our surfing of the Web?

Browsers save a lot of data to the hard drive. Every image, so that you
don't have to download it every time you visit a page, is saved to the
hard drive. That's when you experience the 'grind' of loading (or
reloading) a tab that you haven't looked at recently -- the browser is
loading data from the hard drive.

With a RAM disk, you can make the browser always load from
memory. This speeds up the entire browsing experience by a significant
margin. The browser starts in a flash, switching between tabs feels
faster, and page load times can be reduced by 20% or more!


To get started, you need [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] . It's free, unless you want to create RAM disks over 4GB in size (which you really don't need to do).



Once that's installed, you need to configure your RAM disk. Size-wise, 500MB should be fine -- and make it a FAT32 partition. Click 'Start RAMDisk' at the bottom.



Click through to the Load and Save tab and enable Load Disk Image at Startup and Save Disk Image on Shutdown;
the default filenames are fine. You don't need to enable Autosave. If
any warnings are generated, don't worry about it -- just click OK.



Now, head over to My Computer (Start > Computer) and note the drive letter of the new RAM disk. Double click it and create a new folder called BrowserCache -- in other words, you are creating E:\BrowserCache (where 'E' might be another letter).

Finally, it's time to move your Firefox or Chrome cache onto the new RAM drive.




Google Chrome



  • Close all open Chrome tabs and windows
  • Right click your Chrome shortcut (the one you use to open the browser), select Properties
  • In the Target window, move your cursor to the end of the path, after chrome.exe
  • Type --disk-cache-dir="E:\BrowserCache" (it might be D: or F: or...) Make sure there is no trailing slash
  • Click OK
  • Click the shortcut to launch Chrome





Mozilla Firefox



  • Type about:config into the address bar, accept the warning ("I'll be careful, I promise!")
  • Right click > New > String
  • Type browser.cache.disk.parent_directory into the box and press OK
  • Type the path of your BrowserCache directory -- E:\BrowserCache (where 'E' might be another letter); press OK
  • Close all open Firefox tabs and windows
  • Open the browser again

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Re: How to move the Firefox or Chrome cache to a RAM disk and speed up surfing by 20% or more

Post by Adam on Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:30 am

Thanks bro admin big grin
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