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Ram as HDD

By icelemon ·
i heard this thing being announced to be happening 3 years ago. supposing to have all hard drives removed and using RAM's as replacements. they say its going to be a big hit once it comes out, so where are the goodies?

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NVRAM

by dwdino In reply to Ram as HDD

It is using NVRAM as replacement for HD. These are being developed.

The biggest problem right now is cost.

http://www.superssd.com/default.asp

http://www.storagesearch.com/ssd.html

http://www.geek.com/htbc/glandrwk.htm

http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/solidstate/

If you would like more search for Solid State Drive.

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Not really new

by JamesRL In reply to NVRAM

About 10 years ago I used to see these advertised, mostly in the Mac space. They were SCSI drives with RAM instead of a platter.

The purpose was to have a very fast drive for image manipulation,video capture, intensive calculations, anything where the speed of data retreival or writing of data was an issue.

James

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Not new

by TheChas In reply to Ram as HDD

RAM drives have been around since the DOS days.

An old industrial computer catalog I used to have had a RAM drive that fit into a 5 1/4" bay.

They were, and are used in applications where HDD access time and delays are not acceptable.

The problem has been, and still is that RAM costs a LOT more than a hard drive of equal capacity.

USB thumb drives (a RAM drive) are for most uses replacing floppy drives.

Chas

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