As you can see, the GC-RAMDISK no longer relies on an empty PCI slot for power. Instead, Gigabyte’s crammed the unit into a 5.25″ drive bay insert that pulls power from a four-pin molex connector. An onboard battery still keeps the memory powered when the system is shut down, though.
Gigabyte told us that when the latest GC-RAMDISK hits the market, it will support up to 8 GB of DDR2 memory—twice the capacity of the original i-RAM. 300 MB/s Serial ATA transfer rates are also on the menu, addressing our only real gripes with the Gigabyte’s first stab at solid state storage.