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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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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.

If you would like more search for Solid State Drive.

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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.


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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.


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