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    Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    Offers “near-DRAM performance” plus large capacity and cost benefits.
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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    How many more FPS do I get in Crysis?

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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    How many more FPS do I get in Crysis?
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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    So, it's a dedicated swap drive. Nice.

    Does that mean my old jumpers and shirts will come back in fashion as well?

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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    So, it's a dedicated swap drive. Nice.

    Does that mean my old jumpers and shirts will come back in fashion as well?
    Pretty much (on both counts )

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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    So, it's a dedicated swap drive. Nice.
    That was my thought too...and then I was like I'm already doing close to this without any need for a specialised drive, I'm already using my old ssd as a page file/scratch disk.

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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    That was my thought too...and then I was like I'm already doing close to this without any need for a specialised drive, I'm already using my old ssd as a page file/scratch disk.
    The interesting benchmark wouldn't have been RAM vs this drive, but this drive vs one of their normal SSDs. Mind you, it could be for the intended use a normal SSD would die in no time and this could be a high endurance drive.

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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The interesting benchmark wouldn't have been RAM vs this drive, but this drive vs one of their normal SSDs. Mind you, it could be for the intended use a normal SSD would die in no time and this could be a high endurance drive.
    Actually it doesn't look much difference to the normal storage version other than software/firmware focusing on 'memory' versus 'storage'.

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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    This did remind me of the RAM drives of old which had a few hundred MB of EDO RAM popped into a spare drive bay and acting as a fast HDD.

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    Re: Western Digital announces the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Drive

    I notice the spec sheet on these says "Memory Storage Type: Volatile, non-persistent" vs their usual three months data retention at 40 C. They must be driving the flash very strangely, or they have a bunch of dodgy flash.

    Guess you shouldn't use this on a machine that sleeps by storing the ram contents in swap

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