mSATA 101: What It is?

mSATA stands for mini-SATA. Originally developed by Intel, it is a format designed for ultra-small Solid State Disks (SSDs). Ideal for notebook and netbook construction, mSATA SSDs are semi similar to mini-PCI Express cards. In this mSATA 101 blog, we are going to address nine of the most commonly asked questions regarding mini-SATA technology. Question 1: Can any notebook use …

Super Speed: PCIe Type NAND Outperforms The Fastest Drives

According to Computer Weekly, PCIe SSD technology is just the most recent incarnation of the solid state drive (SSD) revolution. The SSD revolution is epic because it is steering us away from traditional hard drive devices in favor of a faster, cooler, and more energy-efficient replacements. The SSD Revolution, Faster, Lighter and Energy Efficient When put side by side, the …

PC Bootup: SSD Drives Put Your Old Hard Drive To Shame

SSD stands for solid state drives, and these drives are quickly putting old HDDs (hard drives) to shame. If you think that a hard drive is a hard drive, then you haven’t seen a SSD put up against a HDD. SSD technology compares to good old computer hard drives like e-mail compares to the United States Postal Service. Windows & …

What are the Fastest Tablets on the Market: NAND Memory Considered

According to a study by Which? Magazine, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the fastest tablet on today’s market, gaining an impressive benchmark score of 2856. All tablets tested were Wi-Fi-only, and each device was put through a series of everyday tasks to see how they fared. Apple’s iPad Air came second with 2687, while Google’s Nexus 7 hit third …

The Fundamentals On NAND Memory

NAND memory is a specific type of flash memory defined as “non-volatile storage technology.” Unlike many other types of memory, it doesn’t require active power to retain and store data. According to Wikipedia, non-volatile storage technology includes read-only and NAND flash memory. NAND was created as a solution to reducing the cost per bit and upping maximum chip capacity so …

NAND Wafers vs. Monolithic Storage: Who’s Who & What’s What

For the everyday user, additional monolithic storage drives amounts to an aisle in their favorite electronic store. They stroll down the aisle, pick the drive that—according to the packaging—meets their needs, buy it, and simply plug and play. But if that aisle had a hood like a car, and you lifted it, you would see a complex world filled with …

The Difference between NAND Flash Tablets and Laptops

In recent years, tablets have replaced laptops for many people, in their domestic lives at least. For those who only used their laptops for internet access, watching films and playing games, tablets can now offer all of this without the added weight or bulkiness of a laptop – you can hold a tablet comfortably in one hand, set it on …

Worth The Extra Penny: Different Types and Speeds of SD Cards

There are currently three different types of SD cards readily available on the market: SD, SDHC (High Capacity), and SDXC (eXtended Capacity). And when it comes down to it, not all USB 3.0 flash drives are the same; some are MUCH faster than others. With increased speed comes a heftier price tag. Are different types and speeds of SD cards …

MicroSD Card Speeds And The Competition

The Tortoise And The Hare is a fable most of us know by heart. And if we don’t know the story, then we at least know the lesson. The tortious appeared slow, but he was steady. The hare was fast, but he wasn’t consistent. In the end, the tortoise won the race because he didn’t slack off like the hare. It was …

Flash Memory Storage: What’s New to the Market

We all need space, and memory storage space for our data is a constantly growing need. As data files become capable of storing greater details, they grow in size. And as data gets bigger, our need for higher capacity memory storage gets larger. It’s no surprise that consumers are seeing greater flash memory storage options. Need greater storage? Storage device …