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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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As of early 2015, the largest capacity hard drive being manufactured is 10 terabytes. Western Digital offers a hermetically sealed drive with helium inside to reduce friction and power use. 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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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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With a PC, if a hard drive failure is imminent, the user typically needs to replace it after creating a set of recovery discs and backing up personal files to another hard drive or USB storage device. After installing th... More »

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