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General => News => Topic started by: jason on July 27, 2005, 02:20:34 PM

Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: jason on July 27, 2005, 02:20:34 PM
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2480

(http://www.lanse.co.uk/images/irambox2.jpg)
Title: Re: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: [Exodus] Gorbash on July 27, 2005, 02:34:42 PM
Its a good start..

all we need now is a 20gb RAM Disk that has a battery backup that can be trused!!!
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: jason on July 27, 2005, 02:45:46 PM
and runs off PCI bus rather than SATA
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Post by: xmerlin on July 27, 2005, 02:49:33 PM
bring it on!

been talking about something like this for years now...
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: Bluey on July 27, 2005, 04:55:19 PM
as soon as they're viable i'm running windows off one. obviously with a backup elsewhere.
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: SgtBiscuit on July 27, 2005, 05:23:47 PM
they should have compared it to running a normal ram disk...

it needs like 16 slots so you can scrounge up lots of old DDR memory... as they said, no one is going to have 512MB+ DDR 200 sticks.
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Post by: Davebloke on July 27, 2005, 06:14:08 PM
cool, but i am disapointed at game loading times, esp bf2.
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Post by: Sencerd on July 28, 2005, 12:10:13 AM
I'd never trust volatile memory with anything accept basic program files tho, not worth the risk.
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: xmerlin on July 28, 2005, 08:23:05 AM
i wonder if you could mirror it to a second hdd in a raid config. is there a way of setting that up so that it only uses the ram disk but mirrors to an actual sata hdd?
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: jason on July 28, 2005, 08:25:47 AM
you could just ghost it to hdd regurlary
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Post by: stopper on July 28, 2005, 10:11:51 AM
I was looking at this when it was first announced.  The main problem I see, is that it is limited bt the SATA bus.  I think it would be better to add extra RAM to your system and setup the ramdrive that way (of course you have less slots available for this), my 2c anyway.
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: blade on July 29, 2005, 06:10:46 PM
Sureley a solid state usb2 or firewire hdd would be much better, no moving parts and both are 400mbps.

Correct me if im wrong.

Think blueys got one.
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: SgtBiscuit on July 30, 2005, 02:56:11 AM
ie 40MB/sec
sata is 150MB/sec
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: blade on July 30, 2005, 09:36:06 AM
Ah, i thought it was 400mbps not 40mbps, that be my brain adding another 0 in there then :)
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Post by: blade on July 30, 2005, 09:57:11 AM
I am right Link (http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=6529&GroupID=0)


"Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps"


With usb2, who hasnt got that nowadays.
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: SgtBiscuit on July 30, 2005, 04:01:30 PM
ok, well in those numbers sata is 1500mbps
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Post by: blade on July 30, 2005, 06:58:44 PM
Bah humbug :(
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Post by: dymetrie on August 01, 2005, 10:24:31 AM
Actually.... SATA is 1200Mbps (150MBpsx8)

so USB2 is 60MBps (480Mbps/8 )

/pedant
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: SgtBiscuit on August 01, 2005, 11:04:48 AM
there is normally a start and stop bit in serial transmissions. so /10 - not sure if SATA/USB work in this way however
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Post by: Nunzio on August 05, 2005, 01:39:54 PM
SATA2 would be better.. and yes they need to provide some backup i'd say something like a delayed mirror to a hdd would be best.
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Post by: thevipergil on February 12, 2006, 05:12:04 PM
lol about 20 years ago this was all they used but not as fast as today and a lot of saving issues
Title: The RAM disk is comming!
Post by: SgtBiscuit on February 12, 2006, 05:16:05 PM
must you awaken every dead thread ? :D
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Post by: thevipergil on February 13, 2006, 12:04:04 PM
Lol sorry