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curious... whats the difference between ram mem and ssd?. parts wise. ?
Ram has been dropping faster then a prom dress this past year so SSD's should follow suit. The multiple price points from each manufacturer coupled with rising confidence should help SSD's continue to drop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_random-access_memory

DRAM is your system RAM. SSDs use NAND. NAND is cheaper and non-volatile but many, many times slower than DRAM.
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RAM is just temporary storage. When you power down your PC, the RAM loses the information instantly (hence volatile). NAND is used mainly as storage (like SSDs and flash memory like USB flash drives).
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getting very affordable now im tempted.
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Probably be much cheaper by Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Christmas anyway. That's when most people do their holiday shopping.
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post #65 of 200
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Originally Posted by Spct View Post

curious... whats the difference between ram mem and ssd?. parts wise. ?
Ram has been dropping faster then a prom dress this past year so SSD's should follow suit. The multiple price points from each manufacturer coupled with rising confidence should help SSD's continue to drop.

Your computer has a memory hierarchy based on the most important operations, at least, in my opinion.

The lower level the memory, the more throughput it has. Example:

1. Level 1 Cache
2. L2
3. L3
4. RAM & sometimes ROM(Read-only memory)
5. SSD
6. HDD
7. USB flash drive/CD DVD/Blu Ray

Some memory types are reserved the CPU, others for the operating system, and others for you, the user. Also, the lower level the more expensive. If you had 50GB of L1 cache memory, you'd have a processor that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

SSDs were meant to be a stop-gap between the super fast RAM and the super slow HDD.
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Just been being patient till some price drops.
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I think $1 per GB is going to be standard very soon (not including AR)...might have to wait a little while for $0.65 per GB...maybe 1 -2 years.
Edited by malikq86 - 5/3/12 at 5:44pm
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Where exactly are you seeing those prices for the Agility 3?

www.overclock.net/t/1251605/ocz-agility-3-2-5-120gb-sata-iii-ssd-83-ac-ar-newegg-240gb-167/0_100
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Show me a 64GB SSD for $40 and I will be happy, would love to grab one for my laptop and HTPC.
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Your computer has a memory hierarchy based on the most important operations, at least, in my opinion.
The lower level the memory, the more throughput it has. Example:
1. Level 1 Cache
2. L2
3. L3
4. RAM & sometimes ROM(Read-only memory)
5. SSD
6. HDD
7. USB flash drive/CD DVD/Blu Ray

This got me thinking, couldn't you theoretically have a super-lightweight OS like FreeDOS use something like the L2 or L3 cache for RAM? I'm sure there's special computational workloads that could benefit from something like that...
 
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