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Super Talent Introduces Ram Disk Series USB 3.0 Flash Drives

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the introduction of the Ram Disk USB. With sequential read scores of up to 4041 MB/s and sequential write scores of up to 5388 MB/s, the Ram Disk is a speed demon of a drive housed in a sleek aluminum casing. The Ram Disk uses your computer's free RAM to transfer files at an amazingly quick rate. This USB also transfers the files while you are using the program, cutting down on wait time later.

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So its a usb flashdrive storage with a ramdisk program built in? I am guessing it makes it really easy or something.
 
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Well I'm confused. USB 3.0's slow 4.8Gbit/s bus lies between the system ram and the flash drive ram disk.
Yeah I don't understand it either LOL!
 
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Well I'm confused. USB 3.0's slow 4.8Gbit/s bus lies between the system ram and the flash drive ram disk.
I'm even more confused. Also it needs some kind of internal battery this flash drive. How long does it lasts?? It auto charge when connected to usb port?? How do you know when is fully charged???
questions, questions...

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transfer rate cannot be more than 500MB/s since is the limit of USB 3.0...
 

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It's really not that complicated if you read the press release carefully.

With sequential read scores of up to 4041 MB/s and sequential write scores of up to 5388 MB/s, the Ram★Disk is a speed demon of a drive housed in a sleek aluminum casing. The Ram★Disk uses your computer’s free RAM to transfer files at an amazingly quick rate. This USB also transfers the files while you are using the program, cutting down on wait time later.
So this is probably only a portable ram disk you can run from the USB stick, possibly with some extra features and the Super Talen logo.

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I'm even more confused. Also it needs some kind of internal battery this flash drive. How long does it lasts?? It auto charge when connected to usb port?? How do you know when is fully charged???
questions, questions...

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transfer rate cannot be more than 500MB/s since is the limit of USB 3.0...

I should have looked at the picture better. Ram Disk (or Ram * Disk) is the name of Super Talent's USB stick. It doesn't have a Ramdisk inside. I've been theorizing that the stick must come with software that creates a Ramdisk in system memory. The Ramdisk gets assigned the drive letter of the Ram * Disk so that file transfers show amazing speeds. You're just writing to system memory. Meanwhile the software copies files to the Ram * Disk at USB 3.0 speed in the background. (i.e., The ramdisk acts as a memory buffer). The high read speed is due to files being read directly from the Ramdisk, not the Ram * Disk. I hope I'm wrong because it would mean that Super Talent is engaging in very dishonest marketing.
 
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But this is crap if is true. So how do you know then when to disconnect the drive? And this copy to memory first is nothing new. Is from the time of DOS even. Remember XCopy?? Also Total Commander can do this by default. I don't see a point for a Virtual Ramdisk...
 

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The Ram Disk uses your computer's free RAM to transfer files at an amazingly quick rate.
Windows already does this by enabling disk write caching. I can write to my RAID-5 at 800MB/s too until I fill up 4GB of ram. I fail to see what is so special about this flash drive considering it doesn't actually write data to the flash drive any faster. If you pull it out after the "transfer is complete" you still won't have it if that's the case. :confused: