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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.


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