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    Cool Gigabyte GC-RAMDISK i-RAM PCI Card (Use DDR Ram as a hard drive device)

    Hey sorry if this is in the wrong section i wasnt sure where to put it.

    I was browsing another forum and came across this pci card that allows you to install up to 4gb of DDR ram and use it as a normal hdd.

    "Through GIGABYTE's custom intelligent controller, i-RAM acts like a regular SATA hard drive at theoretically 1.5Gb/s data transfer rate. By utilizing conventional DDR memory modules, i-RAM is outfitted with four 184-pin DIMM slots that will accept any DDR DIMM and support up to 4GB unbuffered / non-ECC memory. Most of all, the major issue of data lost after powering down is solved by i-RAM's backup battery which is charged by your system on the fly. Without mechanical elements of traditional hard disks, i-RAM's stunning performance coming from the nature of DRAM as storage medium benefits in massive storage access application such as video / audio capture & editing and 3D graphics design applications. i-RAM is the fastest storage device you have ever imagined !"

    Also, if you can afford it, you can RAID more of these together to make it larger. If i had the cash, i would build a car pc and buy 2 of these things 8gb would be heaps for me

    EDIT: you have to buy the ram your self but they are cheap these days

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    it's been discussed before. its more for video editing so that seek time on a HDD is null. once you're done you'll need to save it to a hdd and when the power is off your data goes bye-bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirbycope
    it's been discussed before. its more for video editing so that seek time on a HDD is null. once you're done you'll need to save it to a hdd and when the power is off your data goes bye-bye
    You can have it powered up by the battery for like 16 hours. And depending on your PSU, it may actually power the board when the computer is off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirbycope
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