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Tablets and storage: Which format is better?


Tablets and storage: Which format is better?

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February 3, 2016

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Yesterday we presented the main types of external memories available for our tablets and smartphones. This feature has become a very popular element for the majority of users, who are currently looking for, on the one hand, terminals with a large serial capacity but on the other, the possibility of extending this parameter even further to be able to house, in some media that have become essential in our lives in recent years, thousands of content ranging from applications and social networks we use daily, to photographs, songs or audiovisual content of all types and formats.

However, to convert our devices into authentic trunks, we have several options that pass from the physical storage until the climb to intangible formats which have become very popular elements among millions of people who, in addition to using these media, share the content they want with the rest of the world. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Here we talk about the tSD cards, the cloud and hard drives as most popular systems among tablets and smartphones among other devices and we comment on the strengths but also weaknesses that each of them has.

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SD cards

As mentioned earlier, today, there are several types of these cards based on their speed of content transmission, and also their size among other factors. In broad strokes, the advantage of the SD are their small dimensions, which make it possible to take them anywhere, the compatibility with a wide variety of devices regardless of their manufacturer and the existence of models with a very high capacity. On the other hand, it only requires one initial expense At the time of purchase and you do not need more money disbursements once we acquire it. Between his inconvenience more prominent highlights a large number of available formats that in some cases, may not be entirely useful, a price increase as increase the capacity and finally, the fact that if the memory is lost, if we have not made backups on other media before, we lose everything that is hosted on the card.

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It has broken into force and consolidated between millions of users in a relatively short period of time. Between the strengths of this format, we highlight the fact that we can access the contents that we keep in it from any model that we have synchronized with it, and that we have a large variety of sizes Among which to choose to store what we want. Google Drive it's an example. However, the limitations It presents are numerous. Among them they highlight the need to be Always connected to the Internet, the fact of having to register on several platforms to be able to use it and, above all, have to pay for using it The more memory we want, the more money we will have to disburse. On the other hand, there is no single payment as is the case with Micro SD cards but in this case, we can choose between monthly, quarterly or annual plans among others. Finally, the protection of the contents and data of the user is another very controversial aspect in the cloud since when hosting at the same time files of thousands of other consumers, it represents a easier target for hackers, which does not finish giving full confidence to this instrument.

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Hard drives

For those whose external memories are insufficient, there are other tools that have also experienced a boom in recent years. It's about the hard drives, whose most positive characteristics are a great capacity getting to overcome several TB. These are components of small dimensions that can be taken anywhere and at the same time, offer a fast speed of transfer of the contents between the support in which they are stored and this one. However, as with the cloud and SD cards, at higher capacity, more cost. Samsung is one of the firms that markets its own components.

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