How It Works - Memory Cards

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 26 2007 @ 06:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Although there are several different types of card in common use, they all work in much the same way. They contain chips of a type of computer memory called Flash memory, a technology first developed by Toshiba in the early 1980s. The main advantage with Flash memory is that it can store data for very long periods without being connected to a power supply (it is non-volatile). In fact modern memory cards can potentially store data for as long as 10 years without degradation..

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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