On Jul 26, 2005, at 12:34 PM, John A Meinel wrote:

Basically, it is a PCI card, which takes standard DDR RAM, and has a SATA port on it, so that to the system, it looks like a normal SATA drive.

The card costs about $100-150, and you fill it with your own ram, so for a 4GB (max size) disk, it costs around $500. Looking for solid state storage devices, the cheapest I found was around $5k for 2GB.

gotta love /. don't ya?

This card doesn't accept ECC RAM therefore it is nothing more than a toy. I wouldn't trust it as far as I could throw it.

There are other vendors of SSD's out there. Some even have *real* power fail strategies such as dumping to a physical disk. These are not cheap, but you gets what ya pays for...

Vivek Khera, Ph.D.
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