Ram memory 1.00 GB yet drives 222GB Tags: RAM Windows Vista Memory Storage Last response: June 2, 2012 1:45 PM in Storage Share suzonka June 2, 2012 12:46:01 PM I would like to know why my dell desk top with vista ie9 has a RAM of only 1.00 GB yet the drive c and D have over a total of 222 GB ? More about : ram memory drives 222gb Traildriver June 2, 2012 1:41:39 PM Two different things RAM is/are chips attached to the MB. Hard drive GBs are the memory space on the platters of the HD. Turn off the PC and the data in the RAM disappears. Hard drive data is always there Pinhedd a b } Memory a b G Storage June 2, 2012 1:45:41 PM Those are two different types of memory. RAM is volatile. As soon as your PC loses power everything that is stored in RAM is lost. This is known as "primary storage" Hard Drives are non-volatile. Once something has been written to a hard drive it is there until it is overwritten. This is known as "secondary storage" So what's the difference? Speed RAM is extremely fast. It's like looking at a blackboard, everything is there infront of you and easy to find. Hard drives are slow. They're a lot like a textbook, everything is in there but you'll have to look in the index first to find it and then sift through the pages until you get to the right spot. The hard drive can hold a lot more data then the RAM, but the RAM can produce data roughly 500-1000 times faster. There are other types of primary storage such as cache memory which exists on the CPU and other types of secondary storage such as optical media, solid state devices and tape drives. Hope this helped! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHigh Memory Usage 3 GB + NEED HELP! ForumPotential SSD Setup - Need some advice ForumMy RAM and Page File Size are BOTH ~ 6G Forum100 Gb ram memory Question ForumIs this a good computer build? ForumHard drive size only 87.9 gb when label states 100gb ForumAnyone with 64 GB or 128 GB RAM build out there? ForumWhat's the best 8 gb memory for $ 100 ForumWhat would you do with six Ultra ATA/ 100 250 GB hard drives ? ForumUnable to OC Q6600 using Asus Striker II Formula ForumMSI being faulty? ForumRandom 100 % disk usage causing lag spikes Forum100 % Stable Yet No Post ? ForumProblems with my rig. Never posted yet ! ForumEver need 16 GB of ram ? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum[Solved] How does RAID0 work for hard drives? Forum[Solved] Hard Drive Recommendations--not SSD drives ForumFlash memory ForumWhich of these SSD drives is better in your opinion? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !