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This idea has been chased for a long time now (puram anyone?)

Its fast, but the fact you loose everything once the power goes out just makes it useless. and I tell you, 16 hrs is not nearly enough. If I had months, and years worth of work on my uberfast i-ram pc, and went out for the weekend, and for some dumb screwed up reason the power went out for just a few hrs, how do i expect the pc to reboot itself?

 

Ya. Nice idea, but not going to happen.

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I was wondering when they were going to do something like this... I mean the only reason why we haven't switched from the slow spin disks is because RAM requires electricty to retain its data, RAM is awesomly fast compared to the regular spin disks but why'd they put it on a sata 1 connection????

 

Think about it What if the made their own mobo and used the pci-e x16 interface!!! that would be killer lol

 

EDit: they should have used a biger longer lasting battery...

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You'd want to keep a backup copy of the data that's stored on the RAM drive no matter what. It can't hold that much (~4Gb). It's for use with heavy I/O applications, not data storage of extrememly important files of long periods of time.

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This idea has been chased for a long time now (puram anyone?)

Its fast, but the fact you loose everything once the power goes out just makes it useless. and I tell you, 16 hrs is not nearly enough. If I had months, and years worth of work on my uberfast i-ram pc, and went out for the weekend, and for some dumb screwed up reason the power went out for just a few hrs, how do i expect the pc to reboot itself?

 

Ya. Nice idea, but not going to happen.

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the thing is though as long as the psu is plugged in and it's master switch is on, the device is powered. at only 4 mb it's not meant for you to store your months worth of work. obviously it's not a HD replacement, but with the price of ram so low these days it's fun to think about installing your games to it, or maybe even your os if you are really impatient and don't mind renistalling if something strange happens and the power stays off for 16 hrs.

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That does look cool, but the bang-for-the-buck feature isn't really all that great. I think for the amount of storage space, access times, transfer times, and prices, you'd be better off with a U320 15k scsi setup - or maybe a raidset on sata2 15k raptors. Plus, you'd have the benefit of having the data stay where it belongs after a power-outage. Real raid is useful too.

Maybe I'm just being old-fashioned, but I don't think this new-fangled thingy is gonna take off real well until the price goes way down, the speed way up, much longer battery time, and a new mobo interface.

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notice the black box on there? wondered what it was? there's your answer what happens if the power goes out. it as a battery.

 

now the performance on this thing... well SUCKED next to what I expected. I'll hold out for maxtor's new toy instead :)

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