Intel and Micron Announce Storage 1000 Times Faster than Current Flash Storage

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Intel and Micron have announced a new 3D XPoint memory technology that is 1000 times faster than the current NAND bases flash storage options. A breakthrough in computer storage, this  is the first new type of non volatile computer memory created in 25 years.

Intel is already mass producing the memory and it is expected to go on sale in 2016.  The technology is also more durable than the current standards and can enable a whole new set of applications ranging from real time tracking of diseases to 8K computer gaming.

Here is an interactive diagram of the new storage technology:

The storage products are expected to be expensive at first with prices going down with time.

[via 9to5mac]

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