Sometimes a ram disk can be useful to lower file access latency. This script will create a 120 Mb ram disk in a Linux environment. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ram0 bs=1k count=131072 mke2fs -q -m0 /dev/ram0 mount /dev/ram0 /mnt/ramdisk It should be noted though that ram disks are highly dependent on continous power supply. If power is