This is a great video that explains how flash memory works. Granted, the video is very technical but does work through the concept of reading and writing data to flash. So if you have the 17 minutes to use, I suggest giving this a watch. The video does cover SLC, MLC and TLC memory and […]
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I think we have all heard a USB can only be used so many times. Some say the number is 1,000 writes – some say the number is 100,000 writes. One thing I do know for sure, it’s impossible to tell on any one specific device. The life cycle of a USB is directly related […]
We have already seen USB sticks getting to the 64GB capacity, but it doesn’t go without some serious trouble or expense in making them. Currently all 64GB sticks are made up of four 16GB NAND chips. The drives are huge and far more expensive than a 1TB USB hard drive. But this will all change… […]
It’s a little slow today on the USB front so we’ll take a closer look at a new flash technology from Toshiba. Yesterday Toshiba announced a hybrid flash memory technology which should be a great boost for the mobile phone industry. Going along the concept of Readyboost, where by you have two memory sources working […]
The life cycle of a flash drive is a question which has been around for a long time. There are many factors which contribute to the longevity of a flash drive. Today, lets look at some. I feel there are three main components which effect the life cycle of a USB flash drive. Memory type […]
Today Brando announced a 4GB SLC flash drive. Well, what’s the big deal about that…Single Layer Cell memory has been around for a long time, in fact, most flash drives are the next generation after SLC or MLC which is Multi Layer Cell flash drives. So what’s the difference?