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Heat has long been known to help heal degraded materials in old flash memory. But because the heat healing process meant baking the memory chip in an oven at 250C for hours, few saw it as a practical solution.
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In a paper due to be presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting 2012, the Macronix researchers said their onboard heater applied a jolt of heat to small groups of memory cells. Briefly heating those locations to about 800C returned damaged memory locations to full working order.
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Tests carried out by Macronix on the novel memory chips shows that they can last at least 100 million write and read cycles.

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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

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Pretty interesting read thumb.gif. Would be sweet to see how far they can integrate this.
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Originally Posted by Chakravant View Post

Repost.
If it's a repost, then so be it but can you at least link the original?
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Originally Posted by Vakten View Post

Pretty interesting read thumb.gif. Would be sweet to see how far they can integrate this.
If it's a repost, then so be it but can you at least link the original?
I'm not all that savvy with OCN's search features, so I wasn't sure I could find it. I found it on Google though.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1333263/ars-nand-flash-gets-baked-lives-longer
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Yea mine's got more relevant quotes though.
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I could see a huge market blooming for this. Take your SSD to a place like a photo bench at a grocery store, have someone blast it with the specialized heater, and boom, recharged.

EDIT: My bad, didn't see the second post stating that it was a repost.
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I could see a huge market blooming for this. Take your SSD to a place like a photo bench at a grocery store, have someone blast it with the specialized heater, and boom, recharged.

How about having it on-die so that the grocery store is built into your SSD tongue.gif
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So could I bake my ssd at maxiumum oven temp for a relatively short amount of time, then?
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So could I bake my ssd at maxiumum oven temp for a relatively short amount of time, then?

I think you need to do some more research on the topic before you go and try it.
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