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Re: Serious question on thumb drives (was Re: Maybe a deal on flash drives)



On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 20:36 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >>
> >> RAM  has got cheap this Fall and that was why I bought 2 GB for this 
> >> computer.  I would buy the unit made in China if it is much cheaper. 
> >> They must have about the same thing inside that the US units have. And I 
> >> think some US models are made in China :-)
> >>
> > Similar is not the same. What is in a Ram memory chip is not what is in
> > a flash drive for two reasons:
> > 1. RAM chips are dynaminc memory. So when the power is off they loose
> > their contents.
> > 2. No one would buy RAM memory that could only be written to 500,000
> > times.
> > 
> RAM chips may be dynamic memory. They may also be static memory. I
> have this nice 256k battery backed up static S-100 memory board in
> storage. The difference is that you have to refresh dynamic RAM even
> if it is powered up. You do not have to refresh static RAM as long
> as you keep it powered up. But static RAM usually costs more.
> 
> Mikkel
I don't know why you continue to want to engage in conflict. That you
still have memory that use static RAM is amazing. However, whether you
have static RAM or dynamic RAM both loose there contents when the power
goes off.

Flash drive memory does not.
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