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New chip type may replace flash memory, disk drives

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, December 11, 2006
News Categories: iPod

A group of companies led by IBM have announced a new chip technology, dubbed phase-change memory, that could someday replace flash memory and tiny hard-disk drives in portable devices. InfoWorld reports: “The companies on Monday announced the results of their latest research into the technology, which they say will do a better job of storing songs, pictures, and other data on iPods and digital cameras than current flash memory, and could someday replace disk drives. Among the advances, the companies have built a prototype device that runs 500 times faster than today’s flash memory while using half as much power to write data to a memory cell, they said.”

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Comments

1

I won’t be happy until I can purchase a 1 TB shuffle.

Posted by andrew Chasnoff on December 11, 2006 at 8:40 AM (PDT)

2

Even with a screen, 1 TB would still basically make it a shuffle. Thats a crap ton to scroll through!

Posted by mike on December 11, 2006 at 10:05 AM (PDT)

3

It only makes sense that these leaps in technology are coming out. As we decipher more of the alien technology we found in the Roswell alien crash. ipods can only benefit from them. : )

Posted by unreal on December 11, 2006 at 1:40 PM (PDT)

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