Could SSDs ever be able to perform as well as RAM?

dawgma

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Are there any currently available solid state drives that, when arranged properly, could offer similar performance to that of RAM?

What type of interface would be best, and would a multi-disk RAID-0 array be necessary to achieve similar transfer rates (lets say... 1.5GBps)?

If not.. what are the limitations of SSD's that prevent performance comparable to RAM?
 

Mondoman

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If not.. what are the limitations of SSD's that prevent performance comparable to RAM?
Certainly the interfaces for one. Check out the maximum data rates of the commonly-available interfaces and compare them with typical RAM throughput and latency.