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A solid-state drive is a storage device that uses a series of semiconductors for data access and storage. This in different from a hard-disk drive, which uses magnetic spinning disks and read/write heads to store and acc... More »

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Thumb drives are a subset of flash memory drives, which are small and can interface with another device through a USB port. Almost all thumb drives are flash drives, but not all flash-based storage drives are thumb drive... More »

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The PM1663a by Samsung and the Ultrastar He10 by Western Digital are tremendously large hard drives. Whereas the Ultrastar He10 can hold 10 terabytes of data, the PM1663a is able to store as much as 16 terabytes of infor... More »

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External hard drives provide users with additional external storage for storing important files or backing up the data stored in the internal drive. They are connected to computers via FireWire connections, USB or wirele... More »

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A flash drive is a small, portable method of data storage that contains flash storage, hence the name "flash drive." It plugs into a computer's USB port and is therefore also often known as a USB drive. More »

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A SATA hard drive is a hard drive storage device that is capable of connecting directly to a host system through a bus interface. The acronym SATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, which comes from the ol... More »

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Amazon Cloud Drive is a virtual data storage service. Subscribers can store their data on Amazon's servers and sync all of their different devices when they go online. More »

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