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Solid State for the Masses!!!bye bye raid 0

post #1 of 12
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i was in my windows networking class, and one of my classmates told me about this new product from Gigabyte. what it is, is a card that goes in a pci slot, and this card has slots for 4 ddr memory moduals, and then it has a sata port that you connect to your hard drive sata port and it acts as a solid state hard drive!!! this thing is crazy fast for boot ups if you put windows on it. looks like it blows raid away. the only place i have found to buy it is on ebay or looking it up through froogle.

here is a video of windows start up

that is the fastes POST and startup i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!

the card will run in the low 100 range
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I remember someone posting a preview of that a few months back and looked interesting. The whole idea is insane and seems like it would fly. Only thing I would be worried about is $$. Even though the card will run in the low 100 range, you still gotta by ram for it. I do assume even slow ram would be faster than a current hd now wouldn't it?
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There is a company that is already shippign it in their high-end computers....the problem is that if the computer is off for more than i think 9 hours..the modules erase....
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post #4 of 12
It be cool if every couple of minutes it would write back to your hd for storage incase of powerfailure, but wouldn't slow your processing down because your still using the card. That things does look so fast haha.
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post #5 of 12
It doesnt seem fast enough for me to spend 100 bucks on. I boot in maybe 10 seconds more then that.
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wow...took like 9 seconds total. That's insane. I'd never do that though...cause it's volatile memory, and it can easily be erased by no power...
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post #8 of 12
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i know they have a battery built into the card and an led telling the charge of the battery. But there has to be a way to extend that time limit like a better battery or some how finding a way to plug it into a 120v socket or something to that extent.

if you guys havent watched that vid check it out. that search he does for *.jpg is amazing
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post #9 of 12
You guys should read the test on this I-Ram board. It's not as fast as you think!

http://www.hothardware.com//viewarti...leid=792&cid=4

Well it's not slow either :-)
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post #10 of 12
Maybe they'll start integrating this technology into the HD itself, that way we don't need additional cards and memory. Of course it'll cost a bundle, but what new technology doesn't. But perhaps it's a gateway to the future.
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