New card opens Windows XP fast

“Taiwanese hardware maker Giga-byte Technology Co. Ltd. has stumbled upon a faster way to boot up PCs based on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows XP operating system.

Giga-byte’s iRam is a PC add-in card with four DDR DRAM (double data rate dynamic RAM memory) slots that’s designed to be used as a PC drive. Because the iRam uses DRAM rather than a hard-disk to store information, data can be retrieved from the drive up to 60 times faster than is possible with a hard drive, according to Giga-byte, which showed the board at the Computex exhibition in Taipei this week.”

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