SSDs, officially named solid-state drives, but sometimes known as flash based hard drives, are considered to be the final piece in the PC performance puzzle. They can be thought of as the larger cousin of the flash memory stick and make laptops more viable as total replacements for desktop computers. Whilst SSDs may not fit the criteria of a traditional hard drive as they lack any moving parts, they instead consist of NAND flash memory, using integrated circuits. SSDs use both volatile and non-volatile cache – the former needing to be connected to a power source in order to retain dater, and the latter retaining data even when disconnected from a power source.
There are many other advantages of SSDs, the main one being that they have no moving parts, meaning actuator arm which must seek files to read or write. This makes reading and writing data extremely fast. Mechanical failure is the number one reason why most conventional hard drives crash – the moving parts tend to wear out over time with the heat and constant movement. SSDs are more durable, quieter and cooler, with a much lower failure rate. Experts in the field believe that flash based storage drives will eventually replace the traditional hard drive.
The DMS Celerity range combines quality performance and reliability with low power operation to create the ideal storage drive. Those who use their computers or laptops for gaming purposes will notice an instant upgrade in their read and write rate, while those who use their laptop while travelling will observe extended battery-life. The entire range is built using the SandForce Driven controller, and come with a 3-year warranty. Patented ECC algorithms and RAISE™ technology protect the data written to the drive, with efficient bad block management and reduced write amplification. The overall health of the drive is monitored using a set of S.M.A.R.T. attributes entirely specific to SSDs.
The Celerity range at Data Memory Systems currently starts at $95 for a 40GB DMS Celerity 3G Solid State Drive (SSD), going up to $999 for a 480GB DMS Celerity 6G Plus Solid State Drive (SSD).
To find out more about the new range of memory solutions from Data Memory Systems and to buy online, visit http://www.datamemorysystems.com
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The Data Memory Systems’ team wants to provide the best possible quality PC memory and Apple memory at the lowest prices. They offer great service and value for your money. Whether you have a Dell, HP, Sony, IBM or Apple Mac system, they have the compatible memory for your device.