Monday, June 4th 2007

Gigabyte shows off new version of RAM-disk at Computex 2007

The last version of the Gigabyte RAM-disk was a clever invention that allowed it's user to treat up to 4GB of RAM as a hard disk. When people installed Windows XP to this RAM-disk, the result was an extraordinarily fast boot/shutdown time, very nice system response, and speedy file access. Gigabyte has taken to heart the motto of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". The GO-RAMDISK by Gigabyte takes the old RAM-disk, which could hold 4GB of RAM and interfaced with a local SATA port, and put it in a 5.25" drive bay. Gigabyte also added status LED's and a battery check button.

There's no word as to when we can start seeing this, but here's a picture of it at Computex 2007.

Source: The Inquirer
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Steevo said:
Dear god I just had a idea a creamed in my pants.

JBOD a few of these, 12Gb on three, enough for windows and swap space. :D

BTW, you also need to subtract out of that equation for RAM the latency, so theoretical bandwidth is great but actual is likely close to SATA 3.0
Ive read reviews where a group of people tried to load XP onto one....It didnt work out too well....XP either wouldnt detect the drive or it would install then corrupt itself... but as far as I know, quite a lot of the games worked
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