Computing

How Do SSDs Work?

Here at The TechRookie, we’ve often discussed the difference between different types of NAND structures — vertical NAND versus planar, or multi-level cell (MLC) versus triple-level cells (TLC). Now, let’s talk about the more basic relevant question: How do SSDs work in the first place, and how do they compare with new Read more…

By illyas Musa, ago
Computing

New ‘App Class’ SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications

The SD Association has announced a new performance standard for SD cards aimed at improving customer experiences and delivering more consistent performance metrics. The new performance information has become necessary because of Android’s new “Adoptable Storage” capability, which was introduced just over a year ago with the debut of Marshmallow. Read more…

By illyas Musa, ago
News

Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Backblaze’s storage facilitiesFor the last few years, Backblaze has released quarterly reports on its hard drive reliability and replacement rates. Backblaze is a provider of cloud backup services and uses its own custom storage solutions (dubbed Drive Pods) to hold hundreds of gigabytes of data in each pod. This month, Read more…

By illyas Musa, ago