Originally Posted by MARQUISDARQUIS
That could be what they are doing in reality, if even that, but there are Solid State Drives, which is what they are describing. They've been about for a long time, really no different than a CF or SD chip, just bigger. Indeed, that's a strategy that's being considered, making a SDD out of an array of CF or SD chips. With the storage capacity of those getting up in the GB range, its not so unreal to consider having an array of say 8 or 16 or more chips, with a total capacity of 8 to 24 GB, maybe more. When they get those up into the 2 and 4 GB sizes, that's enough to carry a full OS and all it needs to operate. Think about the possibilities.
They are using the solid state drives, just calling them PuRam or something dumb like that. I finally found the ramdrives they are using, the picture is exactly the same as on their website.
If you look at the price difference between the systems with and without the solid state drives, you'll see they pretty much reflect how much the drives themselves cost (plus the generous markup that go-l is known for).
If you notice, they also never say how big the RAMdrives are - because they're the the 4gb drives http://www.go-l.com/_images/hdspeed_machl_3.8_full.gif
No one wants to pay $4999.00 for a 4gb drive, even if it is "instant-on" super-dee-duper technology (i'm not as eloquent as they are).