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Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: Laptop Power Saving Settings?

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  • H. Smith
    Yes, Gigabyte makes this one for Serial ATA: http://techreport.com/articles.x/9312 There is also a PCI version available. The thumbs use flash chips, that is
    Message 1 of 13 , Jan 31, 2009
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      Yes, Gigabyte makes this one for Serial ATA:

      http://techreport.com/articles.x/9312

      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?
      To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      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
      drive?
      >
      > 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.

      --Deeply Shrouded & Quiet
      --Central Control! D-Dial #49


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