Microsoft uses flash to boost RAM HDD communications

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Microsoft uses flash to boost RAM HDD communications.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/iRFS1z.jpg[/newsimage]The terms “FlashStore”, “ChunkyStash”, and “SkimpyStash” may not mean much to you right now, but if Microsoft has their way, these recently-developed software utilities will improve the efficiency of tomorrow’s data storage systems. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-uses-flash-to-boost-ram-hdd-communications-40321/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-uses-flash-to-boost-ram-hdd-communications-40321/)


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Anything that improves HDD performance is good progress! Glad to hear that these innovations are still moving along…


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[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2575943]Anything that improves HDD performance is good progress! Glad to hear that these innovations are still moving along…[/QUOTE]

But someone else will claim it was their idea and the lawyers battles will start and the idea will be tied up for years…


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[QUOTE=paulw2;2575964]But someone else will claim it was their idea and the lawyers battles will start and the idea will be tied up for years…[/QUOTE]That’s assuming that someone else didn’t create it before they did and that the idea is even patentable (then again, with the current PTO most anything is patentable).


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[QUOTE=paulw2;2575964]But someone else will claim it was their idea and the lawyers battles will start and the idea will be tied up for years…[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=RTV71;2576000]That’s assuming that someone else didn’t create it before they did and that the idea is even patentable (then again, with the current PTO most anything is patentable).[/QUOTE]
Like … seagate with their hybrid drives?

All microsoft is doing is moving the flash buffer closer to the system bus.