Considering how much RAM most of us have these days, and how little of it we actually use, setting up a relatively small (512mb or so) RAMdisk is a fairly effective way of a) lowering SSD writes, b) speeding up your browsing, and c) helping to ensure your privacy should someone pinch your machine/HDD. Unfortunately, while this works perfectly in Windows 7, there's a catch in Windows 8. It breaks Metro apps. Or rather, it breaks the BING Metro apps. That includes Weather, Travel, News, etc. Messaging, E-Mail and People still work, but anything net-centric is basically f**ked. I'm currently looking for a workaround, but anyone doing this and wondering why things aren't working (as I did for about 3 days a month or so ago), there's your reason.