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retsam
12-09-05, 06:31 AM
has anyone actually seen any up for sale? ..i want a couple for my new system..

a12ctic
12-09-05, 08:16 AM
what is I-Ram

zoomy942
12-09-05, 08:53 AM
here you go

http://www.overclockers.com/tips00788/index02.asp

Lfctony
12-09-05, 08:54 AM
Remember the days of RAM disks? They’re back, with the Giga-byte iRam. This PC card sports four DDR DRAM units and acts as a PC drive. Claiming speeds of up to 60 times faster than a standard hard drive, Giga-byte has been demo’ing PC’s starting up into XP in a matter of seconds. Users can install up to 4GB into the four slots on the PCI board. Memory is kept alive as long as the computer is plugged in, and then backed up with a 12-hour emergency battery. Expect it to cost around $60 (without the memory, of course).

There. :)

jAkUp
12-09-05, 11:50 AM
Gigabyte said they will be available Fall 2005... which... has already passed :)

retsam
12-09-05, 01:13 PM
Gigabyte said they will be available Fall 2005... which... has already passed ya, sadly so, i was looking forward to having two of them in my new system ....

ricercar
12-09-05, 02:55 PM
IIRC the original MSRP was to be $50 USD, but Gigabyte tripled the MSRP to $150 USD when they saw how much demand there was.

Still $150 is not bad as long as we can boot from it. I had an ATTO SiliconDisk ][, back from 1990 era. That $12,000 64MB RAM SCSI drive was larger than many hard drives of its time.