Intel’s next-generation SSD technology is finally ready and it’s really, really fast

Intel and Micron Technology have been working on a new-generation memory technology since about 2012. It’s called 3D XPoint (not to be confused with 3D NAND), and it’s absurdly fast. A good way to think of it is as a compromise between the speed of DRAM and the capacity of traditional flash storage.

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