March 09, 2012
o-RAM: Optical Random Access Memory – the Future of Computer Memory?

The current goal in research facilities across the globe is to create computer memory storage systems that are faster than ever. Japanese telecoms company, NTT, have recently built an optical random access memory chip which can store data as fractions of light. Each cell in the optical RAM unit, known as o-RAM is created from a type of material that channels light in very small spaces. The team built a 4-bit proto-type which runs at 40 gigabytes per second; if the chip was scaled up to 1 megabit, the device would take up just one square centimeter. The company expects to be able to manufacture these 1 megabit chips by 2025.

Of course, 2025 is over a decade away and it will be a few years before the ability to store information in light becomes available to the vast majority of companies or individuals. In the meantime, Data Memory Systems are a trusted supplier of computer memory for thousands of customers the world over, and have a fantastic selection of top-of-the-range memory solutions for anyone wishing to upgrade.

Data Memory Systems currently have a great selection of Apple Macbook memory, with a wide variety of options to choose from. The upgrades come in either 1GB, 2GB or 4GB capacity, with 18 different types of Macbooks catered for. Due to the dual-channel memory architecture that is offered by these high-tech systems, it's advised, for those who purchase such Apple memory upgrades, that the two sockets are upgraded with equal amounts of RAM. Prices start at just $12.50 for a 1GB eRAM upgrade.

In this fast-paced world we now live in, sometimes a static hard drive or memory upgrade is not the solution. Not long ago, the idea of portable memory would have been a distant dream, in the same way o-RAM is for us now, but now many people are now choosing to store and carry their data on portable USB drives. The 64GB Transcend Retractible USB 2.0 JetFlash 530 is pocket-sized, durable and secure, with a retractable design to protect the drive. The easy plug and play installation allows for maximum versatility and the unit draws all its power from the USB port; no batteries or charging is necessary to get the most out of this handy gadget.

Also known for their PC memory solutions, Data Memory Systems carry products from brands including Toshiba, Dell, Hewlett Packard and IBM. There is a vast range of memory upgrades for desktops, laptops, notebooks and even digital cameras, many with lifetime warranties to choose from to ensure the best value.

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About Data Memory Systems: The Data Memory Systems' team wants to provide the best possible quality PC memory and Apple memory at the lowest prices. They offer great service and value for your money. Whether you have a Dell, HP, Sony, IBM or Apple Mac system, they have the compatible memory for your device.

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