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So afteer the data is downloaded to the ram can it be ripped onto a hard drive. Also is their any really practical. Use for it in a gaming rig
i made another post today talking about how ive used it in the past for Startcraft. if you use "dataram" it will auto save an image to your hard disk ever 300 sec or whatever ___ seconds you desire. you can set it to load you ram disk whenever you boot the computer and to save when the computer shuts down. games are a bit limited when you consider how much space they take up. then again, 16GB or ram doesn't cost what it use to. also in a benchmark I found, dataram bench marked as the fastest of the 10 ram disks tested. its also free for up to 4GB of space.
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Cheers ,

You would normally use it for benching with an seriously oc'd cpu.

There not that cheap though about £250 for the unit then you have to buy enough memory to hold windows (normally 12gb or something) you will be looking at insane write and write speeds depending on memory 10-30kMB/s .
The drive you showed is a HyperDrive from HyperOS, there are also similar devices from Gigabyte (the iRAM). But you don't get close to 10-30GB/s speeds - the devices are connected using SATA 3Gb/s interfaces, and only manage ~175MB/s (or slower than a decent SSD). The IOPs are pretty impressive, but the cost of the drives makes them entirely pointless.

If you need very high IOPs then a decent ramdrive software (such as SuperSpeed or Supercache, that does automatic backups etc) coupled with a board that allows you to add enough RAM directly would be a better bet. It'd really only be useful for very high transaction DB work though - for anything else a good SSD array would be a much better idea.
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Why don't ya try it?

This probably works with all newer MS systems.
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