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Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Hardware News |

Manage to increase 10,000 times the lifetime of flash memory

Manage to increase 10,000 times the lifetime of flash memory

The weak point of SSDs is its relatively short cycle, which is approximately 10 000 read / write; weakness that could soon become a thing of the past thanks to new of Macronix.

Thermal annealing achieves the memory (NAND and NOR) have a lifespan 10 000 times the current level by increasing the number of read / write operations to 100 million, exponentially extending the lifetime of the units Flash.

This is possible thanks to the inclusion of a built-in heater, which occurs for a few brief moments a of 800° C, repairing degradation rust caused by repeated operations of reading / writing typical flash memories, achieving extended almost indefinitely lifespan of flash drives, to reverse the effects of wear.

has yet to reveal when this technology will be available in commercial flash drives, but state that does not require much energy, which also allows units to be built on Flash for mobile devices.

Link: Flash memory made immortal by fiery heat (The Register)

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