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iRAM SATA ramdisk is now available

Filed under: — adam @ 1:22 pm

Someone pointed out to me that the iRAM is now available. It’s a PCI card with standard DIMM slots that plugs into a standard SATA port to give you up to a 4GB ramdisk that doesn’t require separate drivers. It draws power off of the PCI slot to keep the memory intact even if the machine is off as long as it’s plugged in, and it even has a battery backup for up to ten hours of complete shutoff.

Tech Report did some testing, and the results are pretty impressive:

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