Non-volatile memory's future is in software

New memory technology to serve dual roles of mass storage and system memory

By , Computerworld |  Storage, Servers

The processing overhead for hardware-based signal decoding is relatively high, with some NAND flash vendors allocating up to 7.5% of the flash chip as spare area for ECC. Increasing the ECC hardware decoding capability not only boosts the overhead further, but its effectiveness also declines with NAND's increasing noise-to-signal ratio.

Some experts predict that once NAND lithography drops below 10nm, there will be no more room for denser, higher-capacity products, which in turn will usher in newer NVM media with greater capabilities.

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