Benefits of flash storage

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This list documents the benefits of flash storage compared to other media types.

Storage density


1 TB fits on an SD card so far.

Physical robustness

Flash storage is the physically most robust type of data storage, because it does not rely on mechanical parts to function.

Versatility

Flash storage is very flexible in terms of shape, thus suitable for a wide range of applications.

Flash storage exists in the form of MicroSD, SD cards, USB sticks, solid state drives, eMMC and UFS (internal storage for mobile phones and lightweight netbook laptops).

Zero latency

Because flash storage does not rely on mechanical parts for accessing the data such as a writing head or laser lens that neess to be moved to the physical position of the data and wait additinal milleseconds for the data to spin under it, or a spinning motor that needs ro apin up again if stopped for power saving, any data on flash storage is always accessible instantly.

Due to zero latency, flash storage has a random read/write performance well beyond other types of data storage.

Depending on model, sequential reading and writing of flash storage could also be higher than other types of data storage.

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