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Actually this would be really cool in something like a mini-ITX HTPC.
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I was thinking it'd be great for mITX as well, until I realized a lot of mITX boards only have 2 DIMM slots!
^ Bingo. In a mini-ITX PC, you'd generally be using all of the RAM slots anyway.
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I was thinking it'd be great for mITX as well, until I realized a lot of mITX boards only have 2 DIMM slots!
And that is what I obviously didn't think about either. Then again with two slots you could use a 4GB stick in one slot and then this in the other. Just grasping at straws to justify my first post.
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or get,when they come out, those postage stamp sized units. now those can go anywhere.
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And that is what I obviously didn't think about either. Then again with two slots you could use a 4GB stick in one slot and then this in the other. Just grasping at straws to justify my first post.
No need. No one product is going to be perfect match for all situations. This one probably wont be even a good choice for MANY as it obviously has been designed for a niche of a niche. With that being said Im sure some individuals will find it "perfect". Personally Im not one of them but I can see what they were trying for with it. Certainly unique and a great example of "thinking outside the box"!
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RAM drives are nothing new, folks. And they are doomed to fail due to exorbitant price.
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RAM drives are nothing new, folks. And they are doomed to fail due to exorbitant price.
Yup....except you are commenting on the wrong product.

(Re)read the news article. This is not a ram drive, it doesnt rely on RAM. It uses NAND. Its a Solid State Drive that just happens to have a DIMM form factor for power and a SATA port for data.
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I'm trying to wrap my head around how it's intended to be used though. Is the idea to set up a non-volatile ram drive and get away from using an OS drive (it'll never be big enough for data)?
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I'm trying to wrap my head around how it's intended to be used though. Is the idea to set up a non-volatile ram drive and get away from using an OS drive (it'll never be big enough for data)?
It's just an SSD powered through the RAM slots. It's intended to be used just like any other SSD.
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Doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense to me then. I mean really.... who doesn't have enough space to cram a 2.5" drive somewhere? The only thing I can even imagine would be some kind of super small ITX in a stand-alone unit like a POS.
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I THINK the idea behind this is in the small 1U server niche. The low end do (sometimes) use SATA (or SAS) instead of true SCSI. When you only have a couple slots for hard drives....maybe I can kinda sorta IF I squint and spin around a few times see a possible niche for it there. But thats certainly thinking outside the box!

In the HTPC sector, I can kinda/sorta see a niche in that if you have limited space for hard drive but have a lot of [data] and want to free up a slot for another 1/2/3TB hdd.

Certainly not for everybody!
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