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A New Ultra-low Latency SSD in Your DIMM Slot

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A New Ultra-low Latency SSD in Your DIMM Slot

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Yesterday, SMART Storage Systems announced their new ULLtraDIMM  solid-state drives (SSD). This isn't any run-of-the-mill SSD, though, because this bad boy fits into the same dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slot as your standard stick of RAM.

The ULLtraDIMM SSD will come in 200 GB and 400 GB versions. Its direct link to the CPU allows it to boast a write latency of less than five microseconds, 150,000 input/output operations per second and one GB per second of sustained read/write performance per DIMM slot.

These drives will be gnarly-fast and, should you be lucky enough to get your hands on a pair, will be an excellent thing to stick in those spare DIMM slots. They are currently billed as "enterprise-class" so don't expect to see them in your economy-class desktop anytime soon.

There's no definitive word on a release date or pricing yet, but stay tuned.


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