RAM disk

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Noun1.RAM disk - (computer science) a virtual drive that is created by setting aside part of the random-access memory to use as if it were a group of sectors; "access to a RAM disk is very fast but the data it contains is lost when the system is turned off"
drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
RAM, random access memory, random memory, random-access memory, read/write memory - the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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The broad range of applications for the E-Disk solution further extends the reach of MoSys' 1T-SRAM technology into areas with demanding portability, durability, and speed requirements.
announced the completion of product certification of ATTO host bus adapters (HBAs) for SCSI and Fibre Channel with BiTMICRO's E-Disk flash solid state disks (SSDs).
The E-Disk SAN SZF Fibre Channel solid-state disk drive storage solution is designed to provide high IOPS (I/O per second) performance and high levels of reliability for demanding business-intelligence applications.
A small Edinburgh firm have beaten electronics giants to perfect a cheap, computerised card called an E-disk.