Viking DDR2/3 SATAII ? Awesome idea.

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  1. WarraWarra said:



    Still no one know the specifications, they're a brand new product.
    Maybe they will come up in 2011.
  2. I don't quite understand the purpose of this product. You'd using up one of your memory slots and be sacrificing memory expandability just to provide power to the drive - why would anyone want this as opposed to a conventional SSD?

    It might make sense in a laptop if you didn't have another drive bay for an SSD, but these aren't in the SO-DIMM form factor and so they won't fit into a laptop...
  3. sminlal said:
    I don't quite understand the purpose of this product. You'd using up one of your memory slots and be sacrificing memory expandability just to provide power to the drive - why would anyone want this as opposed to a conventional SSD?

    It might make sense in a laptop if you didn't have another drive bay for an SSD, but these aren't in the SO-DIMM form factor and so they won't fit into a laptop...



    This is the weirdest interface till now, their idea didn't sound to succesfull.
    I would not sacriface one RAM slot of my motherboard.
  4. I think this link explains the reason for this.

    "raid power failure dram data backup"
    http://www.vikingmodular.com/products/arxcis.asp

    Quote:
    ArxCis-NV™ - Non-Volatile DIMM Module

    Viking Modular Solutions’ ArxCis-NV™ was designed and developed to securely backup mission critical data in the event of a power failure. This data, which resides in volatile DRAM, historically has been reliant on sub-optimal and unreliable batteries for backup. ArxCis-NV now offers a highly reliable, secure, maintenance-free and disaster-free solution for critical RAID solutions. ArxCis-NV is also environmentally conscious, a “safe and green” product with no toxic battery disposal required.


    Loosing a slot is bad but gaining 256gb SSD onto the ram can likely end up as extended ram / swap / pagefile space hardware wise not software that would help a lot of heavy duty video editing / rendering guys for very cheap.

    Imagine buy 256GB Dram3 and trying to find a mboard that would support it or this for $800 including DDR3 ram and having Ram+256GB extended SSD ram or more than 1 SSD SATA into each ram module available.

    Next thing is to get crossfire / SLi type link from the Dram sata to a pcie 1500GB 750MB/s SSD OCZ card just for better speeds.

    I sure as heck would like to try and fill the extended "SSD" ram up during a few big renders.

    Might even help with Seti@Home or heavy data compression where huge ammounts of ram is needed and offloaded onto the SSD fake ram.
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