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Days May Be Numbered for Flash Memory


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A new memory technology, programmable metallization cell, could be 1000 times more efficient than flash memory.

The humble USB drive could soon be using a new type of memory thanks to research from the Arizona State University.

The college's Center for Applied Nanoionics (CANi) has developed a new technique for storing memory that could lead to flash memory being superseded in a number of years.

The new memory technology, which is known as programmable metallization cell (PMC), has been developed to counteract the physical limits of current memory storage technology. The college claimed that PMC could be a 1,000 times more efficient than existing flash memory and could enable devices like USB drives to greatly increase the memory of digital cameras, MP3 players and laptops.


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Sounds interesting :) I wonder if it's going to cost the same as flash...

Besides, I'm used to Disk On Keys... A startup company from my town (about 5 minutes from here) called M-Systems invented the first Disk On Key :) They were purchased by SanDisk though, a couple of months ago.

So, I think I'm gonna stick with Flash for now :)
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:) Does this mean I'll have to take my canneds off of my flash drive? :)
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