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Solid state DDR drive goes into prototype

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http://theinquirer.net/?article=28647

A FIRM is readying a solid state disk drive aimed at the computer enthusiast and likely to be released this quarter.

The DDR Drive X1 is a PCI Express based plug in card with 8GB of capacity, and bootable.

According to sources close to the firm, the drive will have a custom and upgradeable high performance DMA Engine, an external power jack with a switching AC adaptor, and will go into a 512 unit initial production run.

Although the firm gave no details of the pricing, a solid state drive at an affordable price is likely to be a popular item.

We'll tell you more when there is more to tell you.

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x1? Aww, that sucks. My x1 slots will be covered when I get SLi

Corsair RAM, eh? Reckon we can change the sticks?
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Wow that will be awsome.
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Imagine...Windows on that...So fast...
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Finaly something comes along that uses PCI-E 1x! That looks sweet too!
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is this to replace a hard drive or something?
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Why dont they make a proper HDD style DDR ram drive thingy lol? Would it cost too much?
    
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Wait..I heard about this a while back..It's Gigabyte's I-RAM...I think. Here!
http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...ighlight=I-RAM
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Quote:
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Why dont they make a proper HDD style DDR ram drive thingy lol? Would it cost too much?
You mean like, in a mettle case that fits in a 3.5" bay in your tower? There is no point.
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I think this is the wave of the future. Once the chips get cheap enough they should come out with like a data platform that will hold around 100gb of data. The only problem I can see is that it would be easy to loose the data in a power failure. But 8gb sounds like an awesome low latency Page file
    
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