CMOS-memory and BIOS

CMOS-memory – a kind of computer memory that contains the most important information for it, for example, the current date and time, the user’s password (if, of course, is set), and similar data. CMOS-memory is a semi-permanent, because data storage is carried out even when the computer is turned off. This is possible thanks to a special computer motherboard battery.

CMOS and BIOS

CMOS and BIOS

Writing and reading information CMOS-memory is performed by teams BIOS. BIOS – this is also the memory, but the other – constant. All information is stored in it during manufacture, and can be stored there an infinite amount of time, regardless of whether the computer is on or off.

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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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