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Article #46 (419 is last): Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions From: ac720 Subject: RAM DISK Date: Sun Jul 30 09:03:27 1989 Greetings, I just upgraded my 800XL to 256K. I'm interNNNNested in taking full advantage of the memory. Can you recommend a RAM DISK that will be compatable with "Paper Clip" from Batteries Included? Being a novice I'll need documentation in "rock form". I don't do any programing but do use the word processor, SYNFILE, HOME ACCOUNTANT, & HOMEPACK a lot. Any help would be much ap- preciated. Is there a Newsleter I can subscribe to relating to an Atari SIG? Thanks. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Tue Feb 17 17:05:05 1987 ** Let me start by NNNsaying that I don't believe in RAMdisks for large data files such as those from word processors or data bases. The purpose of the "Save it often" attitude is to prevent time and data lost should something unexpected happen. A power failure, computer failure or a cat or kid unplugging the computer loses everything you have in main memory AND IN RAMDISK. With that out of the way, many of the expansions to the 800XL are fully compatible with most of the commercial software available for the 130NNNXE. This includes the 130XE versions of Paper Clip, Synfile, and Syncalc. Should you start using these, you will find that lo long files overwrite the first quarter of the normal ramdisks. I have heard that there is a RAMdisk program available on compuserve that allows you to set up 2 separate RAMdisks If you saved data only into the higher "disk", you might be able to use it with the 130XE programs. I will try to obtain more specific information for you. YourNNN Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking.