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SuperSpeed

Enhance performance on 2000 and 2003 Servers in Software

Literally double your web server's performance!
40% More performance on SQL Servers.

Product Features

SuperSpeed for Windows 2000 / 2003 allows system managers to create a RAM disk on any system that is capable of running Windows Server 2000/2003. This patented technology allows creation of a RAM disk that uses several GB of the available physical memory on the machine for use as a RAM disk. SuperSpeed comes in different flavors based on the amount of RAM you have. In the download section you select which version you want for your specific environment.

SuperSpeed has currently 3 modes of operation:

  • Write Through Data Protection
  • Lazy Write Protection
  • Ram Disk Only without backing disk update. (highest throughput, lowest overhead)



Product Benefits

Use SuperSpeed 2000/2003 for

DataBase INDEX Files: Improves search speed an order of magnitude

Large Graphics Files: Screen painting goes MUCH faster

WebServer: Keep the website on the RAMDISK, much faster servicing of requests

Software Development: Compile in memory - done in a flash !

Performance Benchmarks done by BackOffice Magazine:

Native 2000 and 2003 Caching: 2-6 MB/Sec

The software allows the RAM disk to be accessed from anywhere on a Windows 2000 / 2003 network. The current implementation supports data mirroring which means that customers can place data on the RAM disk and have it mirrored to a physical disk or a disk partition.

This means that data is protected even in the event of a power failure. If a power failure or crash occurs, the software automatically restores the contents of the RAM disk at boot time to its original state before the failure.

Since the data is stored entirely in RAM, access is virtually instant since no mechanical movement of disk heads is required. To the Windows Server, the RAM disk looks like any other device and has a device label of S: (for SuperSpeed 2000 / 2003). SuperSpeed supports both the FAT and NTFS File system.

Any system admin that requires the absolute top speed from their system will find SuperSpeed a MUST. It is recommended that users have at least 32MB of physical memory on their systems, if they wish to use SuperSpeed for Windows 2000 / 2003 Servers.

SuperSpeed is available as a network mountable device. Each node in your network can have its own SuperSpeed, or it can be shared over the network from a server to all other systems.



Images, Diagrams and Screen Shots

SuperSpeed Performance Comparison



White Papers, Documents and Other Files



Product Requirements

OS Platform Supported
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2003 Server

Minimum Hardware Required
CPU Pentium 166
RAM 32
HD (Install) 4MB
HD (Operating) 32MB



FAQs

Q: Could you explain the difference between a ram disk and NT caching?
A: NT Caching takes the most read blocks of EVERYTHING that is being read off the hard drive. This can be executables, datafiles, indexes, and also network related data. A RAM-disk is a part of memory "walled- off" that behaves like a disk. The drive letter is S:\ and you can copy files to and from S:\. The whole file resides in memory as opposed the most read blocks of the file in caching.

Q: What happens when the system goes down, do I lose my data?
A: If you have set up SuperSpeed with a backing partition on your hard drive then your data is 100% safe. SuperSpeed can be set up with a partition on the hard drive that functions as a backup. Everything written to the RAM disk is also written to the hard drive. If your system goes down, all the data is safe because it resides on permanent magnetic media. When the system reboots, all the files get copied automatically into RAM in the exact state they were when the system went down.

Q: How much memory do I need to make SuperSpeed effective?
A: You can use all of your System RAM for SuperSpeed less 32MB.

Q: What kind of data lends itself well to this application?
A:

  • Files that you know are accessed all the time
  • Index files of relational databases
  • Large graphics files
  • Website html files and downloadables
  • Software development code for compilations

Q: Do I have to keep the drive letter as "S"?
A: No. By editing the registry you can change the drive letter to anything you require

 

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