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YeOldeStonecat
01-27-03, 02:42 PM
Has anyone played with one of these?
http://www.cenatek.com/product_rocketdrive.cfm

http://www.cenatek.com/images/rocketdriveShot.jpg

I'm intrigued by them, saw a writeup comparing it to a regular SCSI drive......load times for honking files that would normally take 30 seconds or so would take only 5 seconds.

Bacally you can slap 4 gigs of RAM together, and treat it like a hard drive.

Mehmet
01-27-03, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
Has anyone played with one of these?
http://www.cenatek.com/product_rocketdrive.cfm

http://www.cenatek.com/images/rocketdriveShot.jpg

I'm intrigued by them, saw a writeup comparing it to a regular SCSI drive......load times for honking files that would normally take 30 seconds or so would take only 5 seconds.

Bacally you can slap 4 gigs of RAM together, and treat it like a hard drive.

huh.. thats weird.. how bout when you restart and stuff?

i guess its mainly for servers with one main file in focus..

Thats really cool though..

Faust
01-27-03, 03:31 PM
huh.. thats weird.. how bout when you restart and stuff?




it has an external power supply, so you can shut down/restart the system without losing the data. looks like it also has a battery onboard (NiMH, so must be rechargable).



that looks pretty cool. awhile back when RAM prices went through the floor i was wondering why something like this didn't exist. i mean, i have seen other solid-state "hard-drives", but they were actually SCSI devices rather than their own discreet host/controller. i betcha it costs an arm and a leg (outfitted with 4GB of RAM). i only found prices for the 512K and 2GB models ($999US and $3000US repectively).

Norm
01-27-03, 03:33 PM
One of those would be very nice to have. Especially if you could install the OS to it.

mmmmm "Multiple Rocket Drives can be used simultaneously, as long as there are available PCI slots, by spanning the drives or striping the drives"

Haven't had a chance to play with one, don't expect to for a long time either.

Did anyone catch a price on that?

Faust
01-27-03, 03:34 PM
^^ edited the end of my last post (was searching for prices). ^^

Norm
01-27-03, 03:37 PM
Gulp :eek:

Well maybe in a few years they'll be in my price range. By then I'll need more than 4GB for the OS of the day though :(

Faust
01-27-03, 03:40 PM
By then I'll need more than 4GB for the OS of the day though



aint that the truth.

Mehmet
01-27-03, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by Norm
Gulp :eek:

Well maybe in a few years they'll be in my price range. By then I'll need more than 4GB for the OS of the day though :(

Lets get Burke to buy it :D and then we can see how it performs :D

Immortal
01-27-03, 03:49 PM
I read it on maximum pc.. and it's a beast! helluva fast and what not and so on..

but I think the price is 4000 bucks.. but I don't htink that's true.. lemme check

YARDofSTUF
01-27-03, 05:44 PM
nice toy but the pricetag is an ouch!