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According to august engineering journal the EE Times, solid state storage specialist SanDisk is working on bringing a new form of system memory known as ‘ReRAM’ to market, a fact apparently revealed in a job ad posted on the company’s website last week.

Why is this interesting? Because ReRAM, or ‘resistive RAM’, is one of those disruptive technologies like wireless power or 4G that’s been under development for years, but is suddenly looking like it might happenin our lifetime. ReRAM could, if manufacturing kinks are worked out, replace both system RAM and hard drives in PCs of the future.

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Means nothing to most of us until we know:

1) Price
2) Speed
3) Reliability

It is however refreshing to see new technologies being advanced.
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Nothing new?

They are not discussing when we could expect to see this on market or what would be the cost. Non-volatile RAM already exist but it's darn expensive. I remember reading something they were working on this since 1980.
Cost were too high and HDD cheaper, at the time the resources weren't there I guess.
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Nothing new?
They are not discussing when we could expect to see this on market or what would be the cost. Non-volatile RAM already exist but it's darn expensive. I remember reading something they were working on this since 1980.
Cost were too high and HDD cheaper, at the time the resources weren't there I guess.
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Expect a lot of news about ReRAM over the coming months. Hynix and Elpida both reckon they’ll have ReRAM-based chips in production some time next year.

Very vague, but still, it's at least -probably- going to be in our lifetime.
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All I want is HDs to be affordable again.
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All I want is HDs to be affordable again.

This...

Also: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222522/Impact_of_hard_drive_shortage_to_linger_through_2013
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I would happily buy a RAMdisk that fits in a PCI-e 8x or 16x slot... but no one wants to make one that is close to affordable.
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I would happily buy a RAMdisk that fits in a PCI-e 8x or 16x slot... but no one wants to make one that is close to affordable.

No kidding.

Yes! I mean, damn that sucks. biggrin.gif
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I would happily buy a RAMdisk that fits in a PCI-e 8x or 16x slot... but no one wants to make one that is close to affordable.

My exact nerdgasm: I want to cram a minimum of 8^x 8GB+ DIMMs on a PCIe 16x 3.0 card. I seriously want to enquire Intel or some other major semi conductor manufacturer. Intel might be the best fit since they have the best memory controller I know of: SB-E's quad channel DDR3.

How hard can it be? I can think of it, so it can't be THAT hard ... man, ignorance is bliss.

To wishfull thinking!
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I'll just take a pci express revo drive 3 instead thanks.
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