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Solid State Storage Media

General Questions:
1. List the 4 examples of solid state storage media.

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2. Describe the key features of solid state media.

3. What are solid state media / drives also sometimes called?

4. Summarise how solid state media works.

5. Describe 4 advantages that solid state media holds over other types of storage devices.

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Solid State Hard Drives - Questions:
1. What types of storage media has solid state hard drives started to replace?

2. Where are solid state hard drives used?

3. Are solid state hard drives permanent or temporary storage?

4. What is the storage capacity of a solid state hard drive?

5. Describe 3 uses of solid state hard drives.

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6. Describe 4 advantages that solid state hard drives have compared to magnetic hard drives.

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7. Describe 2 disadvantages that solid state hard drives have compared to magnetic hard drives.

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Memory Sticks / Pen Drives - Questions:
1. Describe 2 characteristics of memory sticks.

2. How are memory sticks connected to a computer?

3. What is the current storage capacity of a memory stick?

4. Describe 2 uses of a memory stick.

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5. Describe 3 advantages of memory sticks.

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6. Describe 3 disadvantages of memory sticks.

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Flash Memory Cards - Questions:
1. What are flash memory cards also sometimes known as?

2. Describe 3 characteristics of flash memory cards.




3. Flash memory cards use a technology known as EEPROM. What does this stand for?

4. List 4 devices that use flash memory cards to store data.

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5. What is the current storage capacity of a secure digital card?

6. What device allows data to be transferred from an SD card onto a PC?

7. Describe 3 uses of SD cards.

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Use 2:

Use 3:

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8. Describe 3 advantages of SD cards.

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9. Describe 3 disadvantages of SD cards.

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10. Describe what a Micro SD card is?

11. What is the current storage capacity of Micro SD card?

Find some images:


Research images of solid state storage media and paste them into the boxes provided.

Solid State Hard Drive Memory Stick

Secure Digital Card Micro Flash Memory Card

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