Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Laptop Power Saving Settings?
Yes, Gigabyte makes this one for Serial ATA:
There is also a PCI version available.
The thumbs use flash chips, that is why there is a write cycle limitation.
Searching on Google, I do not see a RAM, battery-backed thumb drive. Would be nice though.
--- On Sat, 1/31/09, Deeply Shrouded <deeplyshrouded@...> wrote:
From: Deeply Shrouded <deeplyshrouded@...>
Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Laptop Power Saving Settings?
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009, 3:13 PM
--- In wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com, "wuhu_software"
<wuhu_software@ ...> wrote:
> I saw something a year or so ago that someone might be interested in.
> While looking for something for work I tripped upon an add for a PCI
> battery backed RAM card that emulated a drive. That would be
> interesting since it would never wear out.
> Now I am wondering if anyone has created a USB battery backed thumb
> Let us know how your experiment goes.
I believe you are thinking of the I-RAM.
It is a device with a Lithium-Ion battery that mounts inside your case.
When the computer is on, the battery floats around the fully charged
limit maintaining the RAM. Since RAM requires a power source in order
to maintain what's in it, it's called volatile RAM.
Non-volatile ram such as those used in USB thumb drives does not require
a power source to maintain its contents, but you have a finite number
of read-writes to it. If you check Youtube, you'll find videos of
Windows XP booting up very fast using the device.
To Windows, the device looks like a hard drive.
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