I recently got one of the new RamFactor compatible cards from A2Heaven.com. The card is a modern clone of Applied Engineering’s RamFactor memory card. This new version is made with modern 8 MB SRAM, which uses less power and has extra features: a holder to add a small CR2032 type battery to hold the memory state just like the old RamFactor used to. It has a display that will show the current memory bank selected and RAM status.
Although it has the Applied Engineering Firmware, it also has Apple’s memory card firmware for more compatibility. It is user selectable via a jumper.
The card is small and very professional looking. After inserting it lighted up and I performed the AE internal RAM test. Is fun looking at the locations change in the display.
I’m very excited about the possibility of adding a RAM disk and copy my most used programs there, to have them available upon turn on.
In the next days I will try to make a ram disk, and maybe modify an Appleworks to use the memory and keep it with the battery. Stay tuned.