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Flash memory is a type of non-volatile memory that uses a similar technology to RAM, but is able to retain the data once the power is switched off.
In fact, the name is misleading as flash memory is in fact a type of storage media.
Remember from our section on Main Memory that:
Memory = running the system
Storage = saving data & programs
The development of flash memory allowed a number of advances in mobile technology as this solid state memory removed many of the issues found with portable devices:
|Portable CD players||MP3 Players||Optical drives rely on lasers and discs that spin, so are prone to skipping if knocked or rattled|
|Camera||Digital Camera||Film needed to be developed. Images could not be deleted.|
|Phone||Smart Phone||Only used for phone calls. Emails accessed on desktops.|
|Laptop HDD||Laptop SSD||Hard Disk Drives produce more heat & need more airflow. Overheating was common, reducing lifespan of components.|
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The Flash Memory Scribbl.it Notes provide a structured way for students to revise the areas covered in class in a visual way. Students should be encouraged to colour and add to the notes page being as creative as possible. Combine these with the homework for Main Memory.
There are known benefits to using Scribbl.it Notes (whether structured like these, or independently created):
- Increased Attention
- Reduction of stress levels
- Increased memory for content
- Deeper learning
Revise with Alexa:
- Click here to install the cards to your account
- Once installed, just say “Alexa, Open Memory Cards”
Revise With Google Home:
- Say “Say “Ok Google, Talk to Computer Memory”