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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0

On my last Ski Vacation, I overfilled my GoPro video camera with videos.  I used a 32 GB SD card.  I have 3 32GB SD Cards.   I decided to stop buying them because I don’t want to keep buying cards. I know several people who just buy the cards, and store them forever. I have […]

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Does my NAND require USB 3.0? Part 5 of 5 – Reader Mail

In the past 4 weeks, we’ve explored Part 1: Intro to NAND Part 2: Factors affecting USB (System) Performance – Drivers, Hardware, PHYS Part 3: NAND in SD Cards and Flash Drives Part 4: SSDs speed up and cross-over to Mainstream, Apple with faster SSDs   The Wrong Question I’ve intentionally asked the wrong question.  […]

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Does my NAND need USB 3.0? Part 4, Apple drives SSDs faster, and mainstream

  SSDs or Solid State Drives are the storage in tablets like the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy.  SSDs use NAND flash, but fast NAND flash. The NAND in SSDs is faster and NAND in SSDs has to be able to handle more read and write cycles than NAND used in USB Flash Drives or […]

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