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Yeah, it'd be like recovering from sleep mode all the time. Wait... eek.gif 3 second boots?!

I'm not sure how feasible it is to replace DRAM with NAND. Limited writes do become an issue when used for system memory. Controller speed limits NAND's performance, but I guess that would be the CPU or northbridge, so probably not. However, individual NAND modules are fairly slow - maybe 30-40MB/s. I do want to see how SanDisk's ULLtraDIMM turns out however. If it does live up to what it is supposed to do, then I see it as an option superseding even PCIe drives in high-end laptops.

As for ReRAM, it's a little early to tell. NAND was invented in the '80s and took until last decade to really catch on.
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I'm not sure how feasible it is to replace DRAM with NAND. Limited writes do become an issue when used for system memory. Controller speed limits NAND's performance, but I guess that would be the CPU or northbridge, so probably not. However, individual NAND modules are fairly slow - maybe 30-40MB/s. I do want to see how SanDisk's ULLtraDIMM turns out however. If it does live up to what it is supposed to do, then I see it as an option superseding even PCIe drives in high-end laptops.

I don't think DuckieHo mentioned anything about using NAND as RAM. He was referencing non-volatile, but equally fast replacements to current DRAM technology.
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I saw low prices in January. Excited for next January, maybe they'll be even lower. ;-)
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