If you’re looking for an SSD for your computer, you will face various options. Some of them are relatively simple, such as capacity and how much you’re willing to spend. Some options may be less understandable for those unfamiliar with the technology. SATA vs. NVMe is one of those options. The names don’t really explain what they’re good for or what the benefits of either of … [Read more...] about SATA Vs NVMe SSDs
Computer memory comes with many different distinctions. One of the ones you may have seen is volatile memory vs. non-volatile memory. The word volatile means something that is transitory or is likely to change. In computing, it refers to types of memory that can’t retain data when they lose power. Conversely, non-volatile memory retains its data, even if it doesn’t have a power … [Read more...] about What Is Non-Volatile Memory?
You might think that all your documents and photos are stored neatly in a logical folder structure on your computer. You’d be wrong, though. That is the view that the computer shows you. In reality, though, if you’re using an SSD, the data is spread out all over the drive. … [Read more...] about What Is Host Memory Buffer (HMB) in SSD?
SSDs are fast to access and write data, much faster than HDDs. This speed comes from a variety of different places. One of the factors is the inclusion of DRAM on the SSD. Some budget SSDs skip the DRAM, though, as it is expensive and isn’t strictly necessary for the SSD to function. To inform your decision on whether to buy a DRAM-less SSD. Or a more expensive model with DRAM, … [Read more...] about DRAM on an SSD: Is It Something You want?