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puts MRAM into SSD cache|
|Editor:- May 21, 2012 - Buffalo Technology is
nvm approach in a new
design of SSD - according to a report in Tom's
Hardware - which says the company will use
in its cache.|
Editor's comments:- this was anticipated in my
2008 article - the Flash
SSD Performance Roadmap.
RAM cache flash
ratio in SSDs varies from close to zero (skinny) upto
RAM makes it easier for designers to meet
which are desireable in some applications - but it also creates additional
cost and complexity in the
loss management subsystem.
RAMlike NVMs such as MRAM aren't a
golden bullet either - but by compressing the time window required to maintain
holdup for critical save operations from milli-seconds to microsends (and
cleaning up the state on the next restart) such chips can enable a smaller
footprint than other approaches.
At the other end of the spectrum -
designers of skinny cache controller architecture can achieve the same
in-system apps results with virtually no RAM. So - as usual in SSDs - you will
see a diversity of
approaches in competing SSDs.
||They aren't all going down
the same path - even if the destination looks the same.|
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