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Publisher Description

The hard-disk drive is so common that most computer users take it for granted as a natural part of a personal computer. But now, the hard drive has a challenger for its longtime role as the principal storage device in computers. It's called the solid-state drive, or SSD, and it has begun to show up in some big-name notebook computers. Hard-disk drives, or HDDs, are mechanical devices. They work by recording data on a spinning magnetic platter or platters. By contrast, solid-state drives are made of chips and have no moving parts. They are close cousins to the so-called flash memory used in digital cameras, cell phones and smaller-capacity music players. They record data to special memory chips that retain their contents even when the device is turned off.

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2008
11 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
6
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Virginian Pilot News
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
63.2
KB

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