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Newly formed group to provide standard interface for nonvolatile memory subsystems
30 May 2007 , Redmond, Wash. : Broad adoption of NAND flash memory technology in the PC platform received a boost with the formation of the Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMHCI) Working Group. The NVMHCI Working Group is chaired by Intel Corporation with core contributors including Dell Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

NVMHCI will provide a standard software programming interface for nonvolatile memory subsystems. The interface would be used by operating system drivers to access NAND flash memory storage in applications such as hard drive caching and solid-state drives.

"Several NAND solutions are coming on the scene to take advantage of the ReadyBoost™ and ReadyDrive™ features of the Windows Vista® operating system," said Bob Rinne, general manager of Windows Hardware Ecosystem at Microsoft. "Standardizing on a common controller interface will enable more integrated operating system support of these solutions moving forward."
Source:http://www.prdomain.com/companies/D/...0753141041.htm

I really don't know what to type here, is this a good thing or a bad thing?
It sounds like a plot to take out AMD to me.
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Is this basically including ReadyBoost on motherboards? Or have I read in to it the wrong way.
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... Axis of Evil? Where is George Dubya when you really need him XD
    
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... Axis of Evil? Where is George Dubya when you really need him XD
ROFLMAO that was exactly what i was gonna post!

*hiss* D3ll *growl*
*ehh* micro$haft *meh*
*hmm* 1ntel *ok*
post #5 of 7
Intel has announced plans of having flash memory built into motherboards already. This technology will be called "Robson". Microsoft Vista also has two different flash intergration technology, ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive. In theory, you may have the same data cached three different times. One on the motherboard, one on the hybrid drive, and one on the thumb drive...
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I have used that ready boost thing on a one gig flash drive and i didnt see any proformace boost.Also i couldnt boot windows with the drive connected and it said that i had to take it out.So how is it going to make my computer boot faster if i can have it pluged in?
    
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Rough. Microsoft used to favor AMD. What happened?
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