The storage-access device

Storage device with random access (RAM) – a kind of computer memory that can achieve at the same time access to any cell by its address on read or write.

IBM 701

IBM 701

The very first computers to carry out the functions of the main memory, the capacity of which was hundreds or thousands of bits used for the delay line memory or relay various vacuum tubes. Built on triodes latch used for higher speed memory blocks (registers, register direct access storage).

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History of the stick

Flash card is a type of semiconductor technology electrically reprogrammable memory. The device uses the USB-port of your computer to transfer and recording information.

The inventor of flash memory is considered Fuji Masuoka, employee Toshiba (1984). Thanks to which in 1988 was first released a commercial flash chip. So began the story of the stick. At the time, Intel, learning about flash memory, Toshiba asked for a few samples for the study. After samples were obtained Intel, the company allocated 300 people to develop such a device.

Modern flash drive Kingmax UD-03 32 GB

Modern flash drive Kingmax UD-03 32 GB

According to one version, the term “flash” was associated with the initial singularity types of flash drives that were used to store expensive special services and important information, because when an unauthorized access attempt this media itself autonomously and irrevocably delete all the necessary information.

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