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MEMS-BASED INTEGRATED-CIRCUIT MASS-STORAGE SYSTEMS L. R. Carley, G. R. Ganger, D. F. Nagle Carnegie-Mellon University
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Paper highlights Discusses a new secondary storage technology that could revolutionize computer architecture Faster than hard drives Lower entry cost Lower weight and volume Lower power consumption Paper emphasis is on physical description of device
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DISK DRIVE LIMITATIONS Disk drive capacities double every year Better than the 60% per year growth rate of semiconductor memories Two major limitations of disk drives are Access times decreases have been minimal Minimum entry cost remains too high for many applications
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Stating the problem We need a type of new mass storage that can break both barriers of Access times Minimum entry cost New mass storage should also be significantly New mass storage should also be significantly cheaper than non-volatile RAM cheaper than non-volatile RAM $100 now buys 1 GB of flash memory $100 now buys 1 GB of flash memory
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MEMS Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) use Same parallel wafer-fabrication process as semiconductor memories Keeps the prices low Same mechanical positioning of R/W heads as disk drives Data can be stored using higher density thin-film technology
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Main advantages of MEMS (I) Potential for dramatic decreases in Entry cost Access time Volume Mass Power dissipation Failure rate Shock sensitivity
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Main advantages of MEMS (II)
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