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flash memory

flash memory A form of storage evolved from EEPROM technology wherein the data may be altered electrically. The device does not need refreshing to maintain the data, which is stored even when power is removed. Flash memory finds application in computers for storing BIOS information, in digital cameras, and in portable storage devices that emulate hard disks (e.g. USB drives).

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