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Thread: Fastest hard drive out there
01-28-06, 03:16 PM #1
Fastest hard drive out there
Check it out... found this story on www.digg.com....
Interesting concept, although I don't like the fact that you can lose data if you unplug your comp.
01-28-06, 03:28 PM #2
01-28-06, 04:41 PM #3Originally Posted by jdrake90
01-28-06, 04:46 PM #4
thats not really a hard drive FYIName: Apocalypse
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01-28-06, 09:41 PM #5
4 Gigs max? And an average cost of about $500 for that much memory?
. . . Or a RAid 0 array with a wopping 8Gigs for $1000? . . .
I think it's still gonna be a while until solid state can replace current hard drives for the common user. Especially since the prolonged read and write speed of the I-RAM was hardly faster than the current high performance HDDs. That was rather surprising.Opteron 185 (dual core) @ 2.80GHz --- DFI LanParty SLI-DR Expert @ 255MHz
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01-28-06, 11:19 PM #6Originally Posted by Revivalist
01-28-06, 11:36 PM #7
Yay, that would make it about $2000 for 16GB. That's even stupider than spending $300 on a 150GB Raptor, especially at this point with the limitations of SATA150.
01-28-06, 11:54 PM #8
It has its uses. I was seriously thinking about buying one, then I saw that they were $150 without ram. Last I heard they were going to be $50, but I guess that was just a rumor.
This does have some serious applications though. My first thought was to have a dedicated page file drive. This could also be used for a photoshop scratch drive, or any other ram-intensive program. If you had a game you really like you could probably even do that. Although some games are larger than 4gb now.
Also- you wouldn't need uber-fast ram to fill this. An article said that even DDR200 wouldn't saturate the bandwidth. You could probably find 1gb sticks for as low as $50, making the 4gb drive a total of $350. 8gb Raid 0 would be $700, 16gb Raid 0 $1400. Is this a little much for a 16gb drive? Yes. Would anything else on the market match the speed and latency? Not even close.
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01-29-06, 02:10 AM #9
its so stupid if you lose power on that eveything goes and its only 4 gigs so there is no point for that nowdell xps gen 3 main comp
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01-29-06, 02:49 AM #10Originally Posted by Soichiro
01-29-06, 10:10 AM #11
Originally Posted by michaelpi
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01-29-06, 10:10 AM #12
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01-29-06, 11:42 AM #13
wow, thats the biggest waste of money EVER. you could buy two sata 500gb hd's and run them in raid. definately wont even think twice about this pos.
01-29-06, 12:19 PM #14Originally Posted by Vyncennt
Who would want an incredibly fast HDD? That's dumb.
Anyways, I just bought a $500 watercooling system to get an extra 300Mhz out of my CPU.
01-29-06, 01:49 PM #15
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the future is solid state but, ram prices have to go down a lof for this to be worth it