By Will Armes
Today, random-access memory takes the form of integrated circuits. Strictly speaking, modern types of dram are not random access, as data is read in bursts, although the name DRAM / RAM has stuck. However, many types of sram are still random access even in a strict sense. RAM is normally associated with volatile types of memory (such as DRAM memory modules ), where stored information is lost if the power is removed, although many efforts have been made to develop non-volatile RAM chips.Other types of non-volatile memory exist that allow random access for read operations, but either do not allow write operations or have limitations on them.