Why people install SSD disk in RAM slots?

Why people install SSD disk in RAM slots?

In the world of installing computer components in the housing and organization of cables to the simple user is not revealed many secrets. Everyone has heard about fast NVMe SSDs and simpler M.2 SATA drives. NVMe has the main advantage – the speed of reading data such drives more than 2000 Mb / s, while M.2 SATA have similar performance with their big brothers – already familiar SSD 2.5-inch type. And some users have probably wondered what would happen if the RAM connector to install such a small SSD, wrongly believing that the speed is enough.

It is easy to find and order such a strange at first glance adapter on all known Chinese sites. It is installed in the DDR SDRAM connector, representing a board identical to the usual operating pad, with an M.2 connector to install the drive perpendicular to the motherboard. It turns out that instead of buying expensive RAM, you can immediately put yourself at least 0.5 TB! But, no, it does not work like that and never will. The speed of the SSD is now tens of times less than the RAM speed, both technologies will develop and are unlikely to ever be similar in this regard. In addition, there is a SATA cable included with the adapter for good reason.

There will be no miracles, and this device is designed for quite another. Many users will even probably call it useless. Such an adapter is only needed to connect an M.2 drive via SATA, but it will fit the system well. So this is for those users whose motherboard does not have an M.2 connector. In such cases people either buy a regular 2.5 SSD or connect a small drive through an adapter if they have already bought one. The result is that a bare M.2 SSD card is lying somewhere in the chassis with the ability to cause a short circuit, etc.

To make everything look neat and really safe, the M.2 SSD can be placed in place of the RAM bars and connected directly to the SATA motherboard with a cable.


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