Manage to increase 10,000 times the lifetime of flash memory
The weak point of SSDs is its relatively short Life cycle, which is approximately 10 000 operations read / write; weakness that could soon become a thing of the past thanks to new technology Thermal annealing of Macronix.
Thermal annealing achieves the flash 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 temperature 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.
Macronix 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.
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