The idea of replacing hard disk drives with flash memory has been gaining steam in the IT industry. But a research group at Stanford University is going even further: they say the goal should be to replace hard disks with DRAM.
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This seems to violate the KISS principle. The comments in the above article are also interesting. RAM disks have been around since early DOS days.