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Maybe it is just me, but I dont see how this is good at all. RAM is incredibly fast, many times over faster than the fastest flash. To do this would cripple your bandwidth available and you wouldn't even effectively be able to use 400GB of "RAM". And worse, flash chips used have write limits, sure we can go 10 years or so on a SSD but when it gets used as system memory the writes to the chips would be far higher and thus the lifetime of the stick will probably be incredibly short. Btu maybe I am just understanding this wrong. Part of the article makes it sounds like this is meant to be flash based RAM to give much higher system memory capacity, other parts of the article make it sound like this will function exactly like a SSD and be a drive in Windows but just simply plug into a RAM slot instead, both of which are sort of opposite of each other and I dont know which is the right answer for what this product actually is.

SSDs don't die at all when you are reading from them.
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But they have limited writes. Memory is being read and written every second the system is running. Not ideal for flash.

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But they have limited writes. Memory is being read and written every second the system is running. Not ideal for flash.

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You're missing the point, they were talking about entire databases being resident, as in LOOKUP databases, you know.. most data.. even in a fast paced environment database doesn't change often. This is enterprise useful, not desktop useful.
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