Solid State Storage


Solid State Storage stores data in a nonvolatile, eraseable, low-power chip.
Wikipedia gives a great explanation about Solid State Storage.

Examples of this Storage


Flash Drives

Flash Drives transfer data to and from the computer.
Speed: Extremely fast, about 32/22 MB per sec
Capacity: 32MB - 8GB
Versatility: Can be used in any compatible USB port.
Flash Drives store computer files and etc.
Can be damaged by radiation and electrostatic.
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Smart Media

Smart Media uses non-volatile memory to store data.
Speed: About 32 /22 MB per sec
Capacity : 32 - 128MB
Versatility: Must have a certain card reader to read the data.
Used in digital cameras, digital audio players, and PDAs.
Least durable, must be handled with care.
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Compact Flash

Compact Flash uses flash memory in a standard enclosure.
Speed: About 32/22 MB per sec
Capacity: 8MB - 8GB
Versatility: Must have a certain card reader to read the data.
Compact Flash Cards store photos.
Can be damaged by radiation and electrostatic.
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MultiMedia Card

MultiMedia Cards use flash memory, which can be erased and recovered.
Speed: About 32/22 MB per sec
Capacity: 32 - 2G
Versatility: Must have a certain card reader to read the data.
Used in moblie phones, pagers, MP3 players, and digital cameras.
Can be damaged by radiation and electrostatic.
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Secure Digital

Secure Digital uses flash memory that is used in portable devices.
Speed: About 32/22 MB per sec
Capacity: 32MB - 4GB
Versatility: Must have a certain card reader to read the data.
Used in digital music players and digital cameras.
Can be damaged by radiation and electrostatic.
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