Writing Communication Skills - Comparing Modes od Data Storage

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Writing communication skillsA CD or a Compact Disc is a medium of storing data in a digital optical disc. Initially, these were createdfor storing and playing the sound recordings; however, they later on transformed into data storagemedium (Peek, et al 2008). Another mode of data store is a memory card or a flash card, which is alsoknown as memory cartridge. It is electronic flash memory data storage decide which is used for thepurpose of storing digital information (GEM, 2018). This discussion is focused comparing the two modesof data storage.The comparison of flash memory to CDs requires the examination of their uses, their pries and thestorage space offered by them. Based on the needs of an individual, both of these modes providedifferent advantages and disadvantages. The flash drives have a higher storage capacity in comparisonto the CDs. This is because the flash drives comes in different storage capacities like 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32,64, 256 and even higher GB of storage. In comparison to this, the CDs only offer data storage in therange of 700 to 800 MB, which is way less than the data capacity provided by flash drives (Thompson,2018).When it comes to the pricing of the two products, the CDs are pretty less expensive as they are easilyavailable in different packs like 3 and even up to 100 for each megabyte. However, the flash drivers arehigher in costs and yet they provide value for money as they give a higher data storage in a single unit,for the price paid. When it comes to the reuse value of these two, the flash drive memory offers its biggestadvantage. This is because the flash drive memory cards allow the individuals to add, modify and erasethe data which is stored in the flash drive memory card in real time over and over again. However, themajority of blank CDs allow the data to be stored on them by burning the disk and that to for a single time.In case of CD-RWs, these too have a maximum of 3-4 uses before they start presenting quality issues(Thompson, 2018).In series of comparing between the two, there is a need to mention that in between CDs and flash drivememory cards, it is easier to carry a flash drive memory card as it is not prone to breakage or scratches,as is a commonality in CDs, which render them useless. This also poses a problem where the data storedon the CDs is lost due to the CD being destroyed or broken. When it comes to carrying of the flash drivememory cards, it can be simply kept in the pocket of the clothes or bags of an individual (Shelly andVermaat, 2008). However, it is important to handle the CDs in a proper manner so that they are notchipped or broken. This adds to the disadvantage of CDs, which has led to them becoming obsolete inthe digital age. In other words, the digital age has resulted in the flash drive memory cards becomingmore famous and the choice of the individuals; and CDs are not used as much as they were used up to afew years back. This is especially due to the repeated uses offered by the flash drive memory cards incomparison to the single or numbered uses of the CDs. Essentially the improvement in technology hasfavoured the flash drive memory cards more in comparison to the CDs, offering limited uses and lessstorage. A robust performance is offered by the flash drive memory cards, which proves to be no longertrue in the present digital age (Rainer, et al 2013).Page2
Writing communication skillsThe history of the two products is also quite different, as is their present standing. The very first type offlash drive memory cards was PC Cards which came out, but were predominantly used for the industrialpurposes and for connecting the I/O devices like modems. Since the year of 1994, there have been arange of memory card formats which came out and which were smaller in comparison to the initial PCCards. This included the CompactFlash, followed by the SmartMedia, and then the Miniature Card. Theneed for the smaller cards in the compact digital cameras, and cell phones resulted in the previousgeneral of the compact cards which looked too big. With the passage of time, there has been a change inthese cards, and they became smaller and more efficient in comparison to the earlier variants (Shelly andVermaat, 2008).The CDs were initially developed by Sony and Phillips and had been released in 1982. When thetechnology was just getting introduced during that time, the CDs could store way more data in comparisonto the personal computer hard drive, as it could typically hold around 10 MB. This is the reason why themarket of CDs boomed during the 2000s and every one used it as a mode of storing data (Phillips, 2013).However, as soon as it grew high, its market share plummeted, owing to the different forms of digitalstorage and distribution providing better features in comparison to the CDs. CDs was deemed as thereason for the demise of floppy disks and the coming of flash drive memory cards did the same to CDs.Thus, from the discussion carried on in the previous segments, it can be concluded that the two forms ofportable data storage devices, i.e., flash drive memory cards and CDs are quite similar sources in termsof making available the data being stored on external devices and to be taken to any part of the world.However, when it comes to the superiority between the two, flash drive memory cards overpower the CDsdue to the number of features which make the former a better choice for storing the data.Page3
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