NAND flash prices rise ahead of Apple’s “One more thing…” event

“NAND flash prices have continued to rise, with demand being stimulated most recently by reports that Apple will roll out a new audio-video product adopting NAND flash memory. Apple was recently reported by Reuters to be scheduling a product launch next week, with speculation being that the company will introduce an iPod that can display videos,” Hans Wu and Carrie Yu report for DigiTimes.

“Prices for NAND flash memory in all segments rose at least 1% yesterday, with the 8Gbit segment increasing 2.8% to more than US$52 while 4Gbit prices rose 2.54%, according to DRAMeXchange,” Wu and Yu report.

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  1. Using flash as a cache is a very odd idea. Usually you would use DRAM for that, but it might be that flash is cheaper, and it allows a lot of rewrites these days. DRAM is much faster, but perhaps you could have a small DRAM cache and a large flash one. It would certainly be an interesting design.

    MDN word “through”, as in “it would probably be a write-through cache”

  2. Haha… I don’t know why, but, Sally G, that has to be one of the funniest things I have read today. Thanks. It made me do one of those office-cubicle laughs, you know, where you try to hold it in, but it somehow comes out of your nose.

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