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Post Date: 2016-06-13

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    Posted: 13 Jun 2016 at 10:46am
Intel's Optane drives look like they could be a quick evolution of SSDs...What are people's thoughts on this?

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/arrival-intel-xpoint-supporting-optane-154249068.html

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it combines the best of DRAM (low latency and endurance) with the best of NAND (non-volatility).  however, to your question, supposedly from INtel and Micron it's not designed to replace either DRAM or NAND, but rather to fill the gap in latency between (more like a layer of cache) the two technologies within the pc system.  it can be used as either slower, non-volatile system memory or as faster storage.   

for one thing it won't be cost competitive with 3D NAND. 

as for products, probably going to see them in the form of pcie add-in cards due to connector bandwidth limitations (3D NAND read operations already saturates the 4 pcie lanes of U.2 2.5" connections) at least from the Intel side of things.  Micron is primarily a memory company so they're probably going to release a DDR4 NVDIMM.

  


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