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Flash Memory Tutorial
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:00:28 PM »

Flash memory is non volatile memory designed to store data on the chip without requiring any power to retain the information. Flash memory technology is primarily seen in data storage mediums such as flash memory cards or USB flash drives, but was originally used to store firmware or BIOS information on motherboards, routers, and other computer hardware. The key advantages of flash memory above other storage methods are low power consumption, no moving parts, and nearly instantaneous access times. Flash memory cards used in conjunction with flash memory card readers are also superior replacements of legacy removable storage devices such as floppy drives, zip drives, and under some circumstances even the ubiquitous optical drive. Though the current cost of solid state drives (SDD) which utilize flash memory technology deter potential lower and mid range markets, SDD drives are steadily decreasing in dollar-per-bit ratio and are expected to become popular as permanent storage devices.