Which Edition Should I Choose?

You may have checked out the full comparison chart of all Primo Ramdisk editions and their features to find the right edition that suits your needs. If you still feel confused or want a simple way, this document summarizes the major differences among Primo Ramdisk Standard, Professional, Ultimate and Server.

Primo Ramdisk Server
The Server edition is the only edition that supports Windows Server operating systems, i.e., Windows Server 2003(R2), 2008(R2), 2012(R2), 2016 and 2019, besides Windows desktop systems. The other editions do not support Windows server systems. If you are going to install Primo Ramdisk on a Windows server system, you shall choose the Server edition. The maximum ramdisk size that it supports is 2TB.
Primo Ramdisk Ultimate
The Ultimate edition contains all features of Primo Ramdisk for Windows desktop operating systems, i.e., Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. The maximum ramdisk size that it supports is 1TB.
Primo Ramdisk Professional
The Professional edition contains all features of Primo Ramdisk for Windows desktop operating systems. The maximum ramdisk size that it supports is 32GB.
Primo Ramdisk Standard
The Standard edition is designed for usage scenarios without needing to retain data after power off. The maximum ramdisk size that it supports is 8GB. It does not support the Image File feature, which means that ram-disks are not able to retain data after power off. It does not support hybrid-disks and file-disks either.

Below is a quick guide you may follow to choose an appropriate edition.

  • For Windows Server 2003(R2), 2008(R2), 2012(R2), 2016 and 2019, choose the Server edition.
  • For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10,
    • need to retain ram-disk contents across reboots, choose the Professional or Ultimate edtion.
    • need to create a hybrid-disk or file-disk, choose the Professional or Ultimate edtion.
    • need a ram-disk greater than 8GB, choose the Professional or Ultimate edtion.
    • need a ram-disk greater than 32GB, choose the Ultimate edition.
    • need a ram-disk greater than 1TB, choose the Server edition.