Monday, February 2, 2009

Flash Memory

Flash Memory is the type of memory which is non-volatile in nature which means that it does not need power to maintain the information stored in the chip and primarily used in memory cards and USB flash drives for generals storage of data.You can also use these devices for transfer of data between computers and other digital products.The main advantage of using a flash drive is that it can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.Now if talk about the internal components of a flash drive then flash drive consists of a Flash Memory chip that stores the data, a controller that manages the read/write operations, and a USB interface.Now a days flash memory is also available as in non integrated form that means it can be plugged into Memory Card readers that have a USB interface.If we take a look at the advantages of the flash drives then it offers you fast read access times and better kinetic shock resistance than hard disks.In addition to this, when the flash memory is packaged in a memory card then it offers you very high durability,able to withstand intense pressure, extremes of temperature, and immersion in water.