Everspin ships first ever ST-MRAM memory, 500 times faster than SSDs

EverSpin-MRAM-memory

The US-based company Everspin, specializing in Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM), has announced the first shipments of ST-MRAM (Spin-Torque Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory) memory. The new type of memory is said to be up to 500 times faster than current SSDs but the downside is its huge cost – up to 50 times more expensive. Let’s take a look at it!

Despite its huge cost ST-MRAM holds enormous potential – according to Everspin the new memory boasts 1.6 billion IOPS and up to 3.2 GB/sec of bandwidth achievable in just a few nanoseconds. When compared to regular SSDs its advantages become clear in a second – current SSDs can boast around 100k IOPS and need microseconds to react than just a few nanoseconds.

Apart from the huge cost there’s something else that hinders adoption – higher power consumption. 64 GB NAND flash drives consume just 80 mW of power but 1 GB of ST-MRAM needs 400 mW of power to operate.

Still ST-MRAM memory has a future a few years from now when its price goes down and power consumption decreases – as it has happened with nearly every new device hitting the market, including SSDs. Imagine how fast devices will be in just a few years!


Source: Tweaktown.com

Related posts

BenQ reveals Benq 42-5000 and 46-5000 LCD TVs

BenQ extends it lineup of LCD TV with two new models - the 42-inch V42-5000 and 46-inch V46-5000 models. Both TV's boast 1080p Full HD resolution, Senseye Technology, and 24p Real Cinema Mode. The LCD TVs feature a clean, simple design with a pair of 10W "invisible speakers", which are...

Seagate expects hard drive supply problems to continue

Seagate CEO and chairman Stephen Luczo has given a very negative prognosis on the development of the hard drive crisis, stating that recovery may not happen even in 2012. “This is going to take a lot longer than people are assuming, until the end of 2012 at least. And by then, demand will...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti comes at $150

NVIDIA has introduced its new mid-range video card, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The desktop card is powered by 40nm GF116 GPU, has 192 CUDA cores, 32 Texture Units, GPU clocked at 900 MHz, shader clocks at 1800 MHz and 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 4100 MHz with a 192-bit memory interface. The...

Leave a comment