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You would still be better off. The drive in the source is only 16Mb. It also takes 400mW to power a 1GB drive compared to the 80mW used to power a 64GB SSD. Unless they can tackle the power consumption and limited storage space, this technology is almost worthless.

Woah. So 51 watts of power to drive a new 128GB "SSD" on this tech? thats one hungry drive
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You would still be better off. The drive in the source is only 16Mb. It also takes 400mW to power a 1GB drive compared to the 80mW used to power a 64GB SSD. Unless they can tackle the power consumption and limited storage space, this technology is almost worthless.

Idling maybe, SSD pull a few watts while writing.
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Yea multipurpose caching is probably a good starting place for their business model.
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I am not thinking so. SSD cacheing for hard drives makes sense because there is such a huge cost/capacity/speed deferential between the two storage mediums. A new high performance storage medium would have to replace SSDs, no supplement it.Nobody is going to buy an SSD with a SUPER SSD cache on it, not unless SSD capacity and cost density decreases increases to the same level of HDDs, thus making HDDs obsolete. I just doesn't make sense to pay fifty or a hundred dollars extra for 32gb of cacheable storage on a 256 gigabyte drive, or even a 512gb drive. Especially considering the existing costs. Given the status report in this articles, 32gb of capacity is quite optimistic for this technology at this time.
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Eh, the next gen 3D DRAM seems to be closer to mainstream while also touting ridiculous bandwidth and storage capacities. Leave the SSD's for backing up your 2TB ramDISK. lol
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Well, there's this thing, which is about 15 grand. So maybe that's why it's priced so high.
That's really just a RAMDrive.... nothing that impressive...
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As long as this gets cheaper fast...
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This non-volatile storage claims to be up to 500x faster than current SSDs, but comes with a similar price tag - up to 50x more expensive.

I just bought my first ever SSD for myself... M4 coming in the mail. Just finally hit the price/capacity I would pay for... So I wonder how long till I can afford one of these redface.gif
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That's really just a RAMDrive.... nothing that impressive...

I guess I was just trying to understand the price point. I suppose ST-MRAM being extremely early in it's life cycle is an adequate explanation, however.

More than anything else I'm interested in the lifespan of this new technology, as it seems if it was significantly higher than that appearing in NAND it may eventually become worthwhile. But all this is just speculation.
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When Windows can boot from a PCI-E 16X slot then I might consider buying one of these...
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When Windows can boot from a PCI-E 16X slot then I might consider buying one of these...

Windows has been able to boot from PCIe since.... before PCIe was created....


The motherboard controls which device to load for booting and it has supported non-native disk controllers for probably over 25 years now.
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