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Old 31st May 2005, 16:26   #1
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Default RAM disk add-in card - Gigabyte's fast data storage

Next, a PCI card from Gigabyte that acts as a SATA hard drive - but using DDR RAM for amazingly fast access. Coming in a configuration up to 4GB, this means super-fast data storage.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2005/05...abyte_ramdisk/

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Old 31st May 2005, 16:29   #2
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now this is interesting! although 4gb is on the small side
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Old 31st May 2005, 16:37   #3
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Could be interesting, if it doesn't cost too much, then you'll only have to find some very cheap ddr sticks
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Old 31st May 2005, 18:46   #4
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last time I saw that it was with SD ram and it cost 500$ for the card alone.

looks good though.
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Old 1st June 2005, 08:28   #5
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If it is cheap and even then...

4 GB is not enough to store WinXP and a big game like Doom3 or HL2.
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Old 1st June 2005, 08:31   #6
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Ooooops. Aparently you can have 2 of them in RAID, now this is promising.

If 2 of them are cheaper than the 74GB Raptor I will buy them.
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Old 1st June 2005, 08:56   #7
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Alright !

Anandtech reports:
http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/...spx?i=2431&p=5

that it will cost ~$50 US. Excellent news, Smithers!:excellent

2 of these are going to be my next system drive (Until MRAM comes that is...)
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Hmmm, come to think of it I am going to stick with the Raptor for the time being.

16 Hours of battery time is simply not enough. 24 hours would be a good start.

But then again what happens if want to go away for the weekend? You would either have to leave the PC running or reinstall windows on monday!

If Gigabyte had played it smart and since this is a PCI card, they could have provided a special PC power cable with a junction coming off it right before the PSU leaving at least 2 plugs available so that with an additional power cable leading to the back of the PCI, power would be provided even if the PC wasn't turned on! That in combination with an average UPS would in effect compensate for the volatile nature of the memory.

All that until MRAM becomes available of course!

We came close Smithers :excellent , nevermind, next time:grin:
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that it will cost ~$50 US. Excellent news, Smithers!:excellent
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