Product Description

RapidDisk LT is a high performance RAM drive manager designed to meet the needs of the user. It is written for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and later. This application supports the creation of one RAM drive of at least 50% your total RAM which include sizes of 128 MB, 1GB to even 16 GB or more. It is written to only work for the Unity desktop environment.

Speed up internet page loads, general disk activities, database searches, applications, games, to even loading and editing large files (images, videos, etc.). Reach sequential / random access speeds as high as 3 GB/s and more.

Listen to no noise when compared to mechanical disks.

Securely store data in a temporary environment whose digital footprint gets cleaned on shutdowns and reboots.

Consume less energy, saving on power and battery costs.

Dynamically manage your RAM drive by adding, removing, resizing, and monitoring the states of the temporary drive.

Synchronize and archive data from your RAM drive to restore it at a later date.

Got a Solid State Drive (SSD)? Reduce the write count to the very limited Flash cells by caching small and routine writes to the RAM drive. By reducing writes to your SSD and even traditional mechanical (spinning) Hard Disk Drive (HDD), you will be increasing its life.

Purchasing this application entitles you access to not only the application suite but also access to the code plus 3 months of e-mail support. See below for additional information.

Please note - The current version 1.1, does not support automounting on reboots. You will need to re-add the RAM drive after each reboot. This feature will be added in an upcoming release.





Manage all RAM drive activities from a very simplified user interface. Right click the launcher from the dock on your Unity enabled Ubuntu desktop and select the desired action.

Specify the desired size of the RAM drive you are about to put to use or are currently using. No special technical knowledge required. How much space do you need? It is as easy as that!

Recieve notifications and alerts on every action you perform. You are never left in the dark of what is going on with your RAM drive.

Obtaining the Software

You can obtain a copy of the software from the Official Ubuntu Software Center. RapidDisk LT is only supported on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and later. It is written to only work for the Unity desktop environment.

Support Details

Support is offered to users who have paid for a copy of the product. Support is offered for only 90 days (that is approximately 3 months) after purchase of the application product. It is limited to e-mail only with a turnaround time of up to 2 business days between replies. If you are a paying customer or if you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at: support@rapiddisk.org

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my web browser to cache to the RAM drive?

Coming soon (for Firefox and Chromium).

How do I manually remove the archive file?

Open your Home directory and enable the viewing of hidden files. Feel free to disable when done.

Locate the folder named .rapiddisklt and open it.

Locate the file named rd.tar.gz, right click, and then select the Move to Trash option.

Or if you prefer the command line, in a command line terminal, just type: rm ~/.rapiddisklt/rd.tar.gz.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the RapidDisk project and related materials, please visit the Official Project website at www.rapiddisk.org