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RAM versus Hard Disk

How much faster it is to access a piece of information out of RAM than it is from hard drive?

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Specific answer to this question will depend on what kind of RAM and hard drives are being compared, so let us get a general idea of RAM and hard disk access speeds.

A few of the RAMs in decreasing order of access times are DDR-3, DDR-2, DDR-1, SDRAM, EDO DRAM, DRAM.

Apart from it, there are other parameters like CAS Latency, RAS to CAS Delay settings in system BIOS, system FSB speed, that can tweak how fast and ...

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Solution provides a well researched summary on commonly used RAMs and hard drives.