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News DFG-FET Tech Promises to Replace RAM, Flash

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 25 Jan 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    damm you gareth beat me to it plus i linked to a rubbish bbc article
     
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    Yay, working sleep modes!
     
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    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    wow! That is wonderful ultrafast ramdisk with power off storage.
     
  5. schmidtbag

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    i'd much rather just get a ram drive with a reliable battery that recharges as long as theres power running through the computer. ram doesn't need a lot of charge to keep it's contents intact, but its a hell of a lot faster.
     
  6. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    This would be just as fast as ram, but maintain a static state when power is lost.

    Could be a pain in the ass for a few things though. Like if windows locks up hard, or there's some malicious code in there? Imagine that, getting a virus from installing new ram.
     
  7. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    You would probably want to continue to keep memory and storage separate so you can dump the memory if need be.

    Why is volatile inherently faster than non-volatile?
     
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    progress is all well and good but how long till you can buy 200gb of it for £200
     
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    I'll go out on a limb here: it's probably best not to delay that new sandybridge build hoping this will be available by March...
     
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