Warning: This post is larded with acronyms. Sorry, it can't be helped.
Fusion-io recently announced SMLC flash memory. What is SMLC? To understand how Fusion-io coined this acronym (and it is all theirs), you need to first become familiar with two more--SLC for Single Level Cell and MLC for Multi Level Cell. Both refer to types of NAND flash memory, and both are hot items right now, but for different reasons. MLC NAND flash memory is relatively cheap, abundant, and commonly used in PCs, laptops, and mobile messaging devices. SLC is in comparison much more expensive, not as … Read more