All You Need To Know About Flash Memory

Flash memory is used as a storage device just like a hard drive or Ram. What sets it apart is its size and portability. The ease transferring data from one computer to another using a flash drive is a breeze due to its ease of use. The flash drive can be plugged into a USB port in a laptop or computer, when this is accomplished, you can easily move files from your computer to the flash drive. This makes it possible to transport information through a storage device that’s small, convenient, and compatible with all computers and laptops.

Flash drivers have EEPROM (Electronically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory) chips. The drive has transistors and columns that align with a cell that make flash memory possible. Tunneling and erasing are vital functions of Flash Memory. Tunneling is used to alter electrons that are essential for flash memory to function and makes erasing files on flash memory is easy.

A great alternative to flash memory drives are flash memory cards. Flash memory cards are smaller and have no noise, no moving parts and it allows quick access compared to a drive. With these benefits, people would ask why don’t we use memory cards and not flash drives since they are faster, smaller, and less chance for malfunction? It’s because the flash drives are significantly cheaper. You can get much more memory for the price with a memory drive, which even though it has drawbacks compared to the memory cards, its still extremely reliable and can be trusted with the files you would like to save or share.

Its clear the benefits of being able to travel anywhere and being able to bring files to be shared or transferred. The ease of use and speed of flash memory is undeniable.


February 22, 2017

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