Reply to post: Bandwidth != Latency

Besides the XPoint: Persistent memory tech is cool, but the price tag... OUCH

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Bandwidth != Latency

That graph seems to be using "bandwidth" as a proxy for latency, when they're not the same thing.

For example, it shows disk in the "10-100MB/sec" range, and tape in the "1-10MB/sec" range. In reality a modern tape drive has higher bandwidth than a spinning disk (LTO6 160MB/sec, LTO7 300MB/sec, both uncompressed rates). The difference is whether you want to wait 10ms to retrieve your data, or 10 seconds.

Still, makes for a satisfyingly linear picture.

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