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ram disk in Technology

operating system, storage
A memory-resident program which mimics a hard disk drive. It uses part of computer's RAM to store data which can be accessed as files. Unlike a real disk drive, this drive forgets all stored data when the computer is turned off.
(1995-03-14)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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