I noticed the trend in flash storage and how it is limited to certain capacities, my question is , why? And how does it exactly work?
asked Sep 05 '11 at 18:43
The capacities are like 2, 4, 8, 16, 32... because it's convenient to design memory with total cells to the power of 2.
And flash drives and solid state drives don't have as much capacity as traditional HDDs quite yet since bigger flash memory devices cost a lot more money to produce and the prices end up being so much not many people would buy them. But we're beginning to produce them more efficiently making the costs go down for flash drives and SSDs.
answered Sep 05 '11 at 23:04