Looking for a small, yet extremely fast internal data storage device? If
so, then Gigabyte may have just the solution you've been looking for.
It's called the i-RAM and it's the latest thing in RAM drives! With the
ability to hold up to 4gb in data using up to 4 sticks of standard DDR
memory, the i-RAM plugs into a standard PCI slot and uses a Serial ATA
interface to transfer data. But wait just a minute...how does the i-RAM
overcome random access memory that dumps whatever is stored on it when
the machine is powered down? With a battery backup of course! Let's take
a look at Gigabyte's new drive technology and see if it's worth our hard
Gigabyte's custom intelligent controller, i-RAM acts like a regular
SATA hard drive at theoretically 1.5Gb/s data transfer rate. By
utilizing conventional DDR memory modules, i-RAM is outfitted with
four 184-pin DIMM slots that will accept any DDR DIMM and support up
to 4GB unbuffered / non-ECC memory. Most of all, the major issue of
data lost after powering down is solved by i-RAM's backup battery
which is charged by your system on the fly. Without mechanical
elements of traditional hard disks, i-RAM's stunning performance
coming from the nature of DRAM as storage medium benefits in massive
storage access application such as video / audio capture & editing
and 3D graphics design applications. i-RAM is the fastest storage
device you have ever imagined!
- PCI 2.2 mechanical compliant slot
Data Transfer Interface
- One onboard SATA connector supports 1.5Gb/s data transfer rate
- Memory Slot : 4 DIMMs
- Memory Type : Unbuffered / Non-ECC DDR 200/266/333/400MHz
- Memory Capacity : 4GB
- Memory Height : up to 4.2mm
*Click the "Recommend
Memory List" for details.
- One 1,600mAh lithium battery
- One available PCI 2.2 compliant slot
- One available SATA 1.5Gb/s compliant connector
- GIGABYTE Motherboards based on the following chipsets:
Intel : ICH6 / ICH6R / ICH7 / ICH7R
VIA : 8237R
SiS : 964 / 965L
NVIDIA : NF4 SLI / NF4 4X / NF4 SLI Intel Edition + MCP04
ULi : M1689
*Chipsets listed above are for reference only. Due
to massive chipsets on the market, we can only verify some of them.
Chipsets not listed above do not mean they are not supported by i-RAM.
*Click the "Chipset
Support List" for details.
- One GIGABTE i-RAM
- One SATA 1.5Gb/s cable
- One i-RAM CD Driver
- One i-RAM Manual
"i-RAM Backup Utility"
to dowload it.