Tom Coughlin wrote an article for Forbes talking about how the computing industry is changing. There was a Persistent Memory Summit in San Jose which was held by Storage Networking Industry Association who show chased the major push that is called the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative. Persistent Memory will be providing high performance solid state memory that can hold data longer than DRAM memory without even having to refresh the data on devices.


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As of March 2016, Samsung has started to send out their 15.36TB solid state drive (SSD) and has been tagged to cost an approximated 10,000. Although it is viewed as a high ranged piece it results to be cost efficient being sold for an approximate 63 cents per gigabyte compared to many other consumer SSD. Due to Samsung’s PM1633a SSD high performance and efficiency it isn’t necessarily marketed for the average gamer and computer geek but for a higher stature of capacity needing customer such as the enterprise class. The Gargantuan Samsung storage drive is twice as fast as the average consumer SSD is capable of,” read and write speeds up to 200,000 and 32,000 I/Os per second (IOPS), respectively, and it sports sequential read and write speeds up to 1200 Mbps.”


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