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OCZ AEONDrive DRAM SSD Detailed

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As a leading SSD vendor, OCZ sure has a strong engineering muscle to flex. Flex it did, with the AEONDrive DRAM SSD. This drive uses DRAM as its primary storage medium (as long as there's a constant power source). The device is thus ideal for those parts of the datacenter which hold "hot data". Unlike similar solutions such as FusionIO drives, the AEONDrive utilizes SAS 6 Gb/s interface. SAS is a low-overhead protocol since it allows exchange of larger numbers of simultaneous host commands than ATA. As for the performance OCZ claims the AEONDrive provides 140,000 IOPS 4K, and 540,000 IOPS 512. Since DRAM is a much lower-density medium than NAND flash, one should expect AEONDrives to be available only in relatively low capacities such as 64 GB (still big enough for pain databases). Not much more is detailed about the drive. It would be great if the AEONDrive could back itself up onto NAND flash before turning itself off.

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wowowowowwo FAST!
 
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I'm just packing my kidney in exchange for this drive...
 

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I see no reason why they couldn't come up with 3.5" drives that compare in capacity to today's SSDs. 16 GB modules exist today and 8 of them could fit a reasionably small area when stacked vertically, just like on system motherboards. If they go the PCI-E expansion card way (omitting disk interface) they could stuff even more into a top range graphics card sized area (dual height full length).
 

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I see no reason why they couldn't come up with 3.5" drives that compare in capacity to today's SSDs. 16 GB modules exist today and 8 of them could fit a reasionably small area when stacked vertically, just like on system motherboards. If they go the PCI-E expansion card way (omitting disk interface) they could stuff even more into a top range graphics card sized area (dual height full length).
I had not seen any 3.5" ones but in the past i have seen a bunch of different 5.25" DRAM drives for putting ram in to that look kind of similar to this


But also there was the pci I-RAM from gigabyte


These things seam to come along every now and then and disappear before i can afford one :laugh:

I do much prefer the idea of versions that use sticks of ram for home use but this new one from OCZ seams pretty nice and more of a plug and play type device so seams better for server use instead of someone having to stuff a drive with RAM first.
 
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step 1 - buy 8 ram slot motherboard

step 2 - buy 8x8gb ram sticks

step 3 - setup a ramdisk

step 4 - ?????

step 5 - profit!!!
 

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step 1 - buy 8 ram slot motherboard

step 2 - buy 8x8gb ram sticks and enjoy your 64gb of ram

step 3 - buy a ram drive as well

step 4 - ?????

step 5 - profit!!!
:p

Those devices were pretty old, i have only seen ones released well before 6 ram slots were on standard consumer boards (before LGA1366) so they had more of a use back then but the OCZ product is for servers which will already be using their RAM so for that use this drive is much more logical than a software based RAM drive.
 
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lol yeah but i wrote my step by step directions with keeping all your internal organs and limbs in mind :toast: