hardrives, w/o the disk
I was talking to my uncle who works in IT, we were discussing the possibility of putting our home connection on gigabit, then we got on the topic of drive access speeds, and above fiberoptic drives, i had never heard of anything, but we started talking about these new basicaly RAM hunks. like 72 gigs of ram in an HD casing, giving insane datarates. yeah, thouhg that was cool.
Does sound interesting.... but what happens when the system powers off?
Do you lose everything that you've worked on?
I remember reading a while ago about a persistant type of ram that kept things in memory while power was off, perhaps it uses this technology? But i've got to think that after while there wouldn't be enough battery power to hold that information.
Maybe they keep a small amount of power flowing into the system while powered off to sustain the data in the RAM banks. It would be pretty cool. Super quick. Moving the box would, however, be a pain. :wink: