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havox
06-01-05, 03:03 AM
I was wondering if they could do this with a non volatile memory solution!?
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2005/05/31/gigabyte_ramdisk/
I cant wait to get rid of those crappy Raptors :P

jolle
06-01-05, 03:30 AM
hehe.. only holds the content for 16 hours when unpowered..
I wouldnt get one just yet.. if the lifetime gets long enough, I wouldnt mind using one as my OS disk.

havox
06-01-05, 10:07 PM
Hope they come up with a solution that you can install an OS on sometime soon!

jolle
06-01-05, 10:25 PM
doesnt GDDR3 draw alot less power?
perhaps not compared to DDR200..

otherwise that would be alot faster.. but you couldnt get your own RAM to put in it..
Anyhow, if they put better batteries on it, or less powerhungry RAM..
Or made a "safemode" function that could write the content of the "RAM disk" onto into a placeholder file you specify on a HD.. would take longer time to shut down, but rather that then coming home after a powerloss to a blank OS disk.. hehe..

Bill The Cat
06-01-05, 11:53 PM
Remember that these things are exclusive to Gigabyte boards which is unfortunate as I'm perfectly happy with my Shuttle. I'll wait until manufacturer-neutral boards exist. Great price point, though.

Gator
06-02-05, 04:51 AM
http://anandtech.com/tradeshows/showdoc.aspx?i=2431&p=5

I'm definetly gonna buy one if it's only 50 bucks like they claim. Then I just need some cheapo DDR and I'm in business with a super fast Windows swap file :D

AthlonXP1800
06-02-05, 06:18 AM
Huh! Who need this new storage memory PCI card?

Nobody will use it next year when both Microsoft and Samsung (http://www.cdrinfo.com/forum/printable.asp?m=107625) will bring much better technology than Gigabyte did. You will see hybrid hard disks with 1 gigabit NAND flash memory buffer that will access memory at 1ns requirement for Longhorn. :D