"the Violin box appears to the system like any other external SCSI device. it implements it's
own battery and backup mechinism, so ramback is not relavent to it."
The violin box does not appear as a scsi device, but as a _much_ faster PCI-e (external)
device. For which Violin has written a driver to make it appear as a block device. They also
have a driver to make it appear as memory, but I have not tried that.