what is the flash memory on the MacBook Air??
- Asked by Ahmed S from Dubai
2 Answers from the Community
Flash memory is what is used in the solid state storage device (SSD). There usually is 128 gigabytes or 256 gigabytes of flash memory. This is in contrast to the 2 gigabytes or 4 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM).
When you turn off the power to the MacBook Air, the data stored in flash memory of the SSD remains just like a hard disk drive. Date in the RAM is lost when power is turned off so the computer may store data in the RAM into the SSD before turning off during a shut down process.
Other Apple computers have a single chip of flash memory, referred to as a PRAM, that stores some information that is not lost when power is turned off. In other cases, a small battery was supplied on an Apple motherboard as backup power to keep a chip powered on when the power was turned off.
- Answered by Bill A from Mission Viejo
- Jun 6, 2012
It is pretty much SSD
- Answered by Wan K from Bellevue
- May 29, 2014