Dic­tionary

PC GAMER (US) - - EXTRA LIFE -

Se­quen­tial speed:

When data is read or writ­ten in one con­tin­u­ous stream. It’s mea­sured in megabytes per sec­ond (MB/s).

Ran­dom speed:

When data is read or writ­ten in many small chunks/files. It’s gen­er­ally mea­sured in in­put/out­put op­er­a­tions per sec­ond (IOPS).

NAND:

The mem­ory cells used to store data in an SSD. NAND de­grades each time data is writ­ten to it. The ter­abytes writ­ten (TBW) fig­ure in­di­cates the drive’s write en­durance—the to­tal amount of data that can be writ­ten be­fore it starts to lose ca­pac­ity.

MLC/TLC:

NAND can store one (SLC), two (MLC) or three (TLC) bits of data in each cell. The lower the number, the faster and longer last­ing the drive.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.