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Windows 7: What Are The Obsticles To Making SSDs From DRAMs

07 Sep 2009   #1
BruhthaKuga

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 
What Are The Obsticles To Making SSDs From DRAMs

I know that DRAM need power to keep it's data and that it's more expensive but I believe that today we have small batteries that will keep DRAM data for years to come.

Could it be viable to have a DRAM storage device that is half way between HDDs and RAM? At start up it loads the OS and installed apps from hard drive and then the system uses it as the HDD?


Hey! What if they do that on the mobo, have RAM slots for a RAM drive? SSDs will not be viable for desktops with those devices.
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07 Sep 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BruhthaKuga View Post
I know that DRAM need power to keep it's data and that it's more expensive but I believe that today we have small batteries that will keep DRAM data for years to come.

Could it be viable to have a DRAM storage device that is half way between HDDs and RAM? At start up it loads the OS and installed apps from hard drive and then the system uses it as the HDD?


Hey! What if they do that on the mobo, have RAM slots for a RAM drive? SSDs will not be viable for desktops with those devices.
They exist.

What Are The Obsticles To Making SSDs From DRAMs-1136300739.jpg

Edit:
http://www.ddrdrive.com/


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09 Sep 2009   #3
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Yikes! Why would anyone spend $1500 for 4 gigs of storage?
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09 Sep 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Said storage will be fast as hell
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09 Sep 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Simply because they can...
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09 Sep 2009   #6
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Would it be much faster than an SSD?
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09 Sep 2009   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Would it be much faster than an SSD?
look at this...
this is incredible but the price drives me away...
http://www.ddrdrive.com/ddrdrive_bench.pdf
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09 Sep 2009   #8
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Yikes! Why would anyone spend $1500 for 4 gigs of storage?
Chuckle.

Texas Memory Systems - Products - RamSan-20

I think this thing ballparks around $18k


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09 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

If you need a bit more...
Virtual Optics: RamSan-500 2TB Solid State Raid

$150K per TB.
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09 Sep 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This would rock for a server, or a cluster, but unless you're a bazillionaire .... yikes!!!
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