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    • Flash Memory

      Flash Memory

      Flash memory is a nonvolatile memory type that is constantly-powered. It has the capability to be reprogrammed or erased in various units of memory referred to as blocks. The technology is based on EEPROM (erasable programmable read-only memory) that is written and erased at the byte level which operates at a much slower rate than

    • SDIO (Secure Digital Input/Output)

      SDIO (Secure Digital Input/Output)

      The Secure Digital Input/Output card standard expands upon the original Secure Digital card standard, extending the functionality of many devices with SD card slots. The Secure Digital Input/Output card standard is based on the Secure Digital standard. The SD flash memory format was designed purely for portable storage; many cell phones, cameras, GPS receivers and

    • How to Remove Write Protection from an SD Card

      How to Remove Write Protection from an SD Card

      An SD (Secure Digital) card is a portable storage device that stores data even when it is not powered. SD cards are very small and fit in many portable devices such as cameras, video game consoles, and cell phones. They can also be used with both desktop and laptop computers if the user purchases an

    • How Do You Copy Files to a USB Flash Drive?

      How Do You Copy Files to a USB Flash Drive?

      A USB flash drive is a small, external hard drive that can hold files, pictures and music depending on the size of the flash drive. It is called a flash drive because it is made up of flash memory which can easily be erased and reprogrammed. In other words, with a few clicks and drags,

    • SD Card

      SD Card

      A SD card, or Secure Digital card, is a memory card used in portable devices for non-volatile memory storage. The cards are commonly used in tablet computers, cell phones, digital cameras, and GPS devices. The SD standard was first introduced in 1999 as an improvement over MultiMediaCards. The standard for SD cards is maintained by

    • NAND Drives

      NAND Drives

      NAND drives are high-capacity, high-speed, solid-state flash memory drives. Thanks to new advances in technology, these drives have been chosen to become the latest drive preference for laptop computers (hopefully in the near future). When comparing the NAND to other types of flash memory, NAND drives have several noteworthy advantages. The term "NAND" refers to

    • Difference Between SD & SDHC Memory Cards

      Difference Between SD & SDHC Memory Cards

      The Secure Digital (SD) memory card format was developed for portable devices across a wide range of product categories and is the unofficial industry standard for memory card format. SDHC is the high capacity variant of the memory card format. It has a slightly different communication protocol from the SD type and does not necessarily

    • MicroSD Cards

      MicroSD Cards

      MicroSD cards are the newest and smallest flash memory secure digital cards available, much smaller than both standard SD memory cards and even Mini SD memory cards. MicroSD cards were created by SanDisk Corporation and were introduced into use in 2006. These cards were created to be used with mobile phones; however other applications such

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