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Gigabyte i-RAM - Affordable D.I.Y Solid State Storage

i-RAM is Gigabyte's latest innovation which caters for users who require super quick data transfer over the SATA bus.
By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Storage | Posted: Oct 10, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte




When a company becomes as successful as one like Gigabyte, you are put in the position where you can splash a few dollars around and become more innovative in the R&D department. This is exactly what Gigabyte i-RAM is - taking an idea that has been around for a long time and making faster, more effective, giving it a cool name and releasing it to the masses at an affordable price.


i-RAM is a hardware version of a normal RAM drive or a solid state storage product which makes big claims of improving much better than the fastest SATA hard disk drives on the market.


We will be looking at i-RAM today in two memory configurations and comparing it against a normal SATA hard drive. Read on as we dig deep into i-RAM and see what it's all about.


EDITOR UPDATE: Our sample of the Gigabyte i-RAM is still in development and in the next couple months before it is released, Gigabyte intend on making further refinements to the product. Please keep this in mind when reading our evaluation on i-RAM - you can treat our unit as a BETA sample.


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