Techy Device Lingo Solved
What is a Flash Drive/Jump Drive?
A USB flash drive, also known under a variety of other names, is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. USB flash drives are typically removable and rewritable, and physically much smaller than an optical disc/ Compact Disk. About the size of your thumb.
What is a Hard drive or HDD?
This is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. An HDD retains its data even when powered off. Data is read in a random-access manner, meaning individual blocks of data can be stored or retrieved in any order rather than sequentially. An HDD consists of one or more rigid (“hard”) rapidly rotating disks (platters) with magnetic heads arranged on a moving actuator arm to read and write data to the surfaces. This is not the “Desktop Tower” as it is so often called a hard drive.
What is a SSD Sold State Drive?
SSDs have no moving (mechanical) components. This distinguishes them from traditional electromechanical magnetic disks such as hard disk drives (HDDs) or floppy disks, which contain spinning disks and movable read/write heads. Compared with electromechanical disks, SSDs are typically more resistant to physical shock, run silently, have lower access time, and less latency. Faster Load times.
What is Qi wireless charging?
Qi, which is pronounced like “chee” and is taken from the Chinese word for “natural energy,” was created by the Wireless Power Consortium in 2009.
The Qi wireless charging standard enables inductive electrical power transfer over a maximum distance of up to 1.6 inches. A Qi Receiver, which is a mobile device compatible with the Qi standard, is placed on a Qi Sender charging station, which transmits power to the receiving device.
Mobile smart phones and tablets in a Qi wireless system are charged via resonant inductive coupling, or loosely coupled charging, in which multiple devices can be charged at once without the need to place the device(s) in a specific spot and position. This is in contrast to tightly coupled charging, wherein a device needs to be precisely positioned on a wireless charging pad before it can be charged.
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