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No sooner has a leaked Intel flash roadmap shown enterprise-grade multi-level cell (MLC) flash than Intel and Micron announce they are sampling 3-bit MLC product. The two are sampling a 64Gb product built using their 25nm process technology and aimed at the Secure Digital flash card market. The die, measuring 131mm2, is 20 per …

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Just a thought

Given how difficult building solid state random access flash with many writes and fast performance seems to be, why don't they apply technology already known to work - such as dram + battery pack.

It could be much slower than normal ram and still be acceptable as a disk, thus solving heat dissipation issues. How much current does dram need just to refresh? Combined with a built in fuel cell, it might last unpowered for years.

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Doesn't sound all that reliable

I'd think twice before switching to battery backed DRAM outside of specialist applications.

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Metaphoragoria

"...the cost mantrap that has its teeth sunk deep into flash's tender thigh."

This made me chuckle. Thanks!

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