How does flash memory holds its data?

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does flash memory hold its data as a magnetized area on a platter?

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This question was answered on March 20, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Some semiconductor device such as flash memory are non-volatile and retain data when the power is off Memories based on magnetism are generally non-volatile because their magnetic state doesn't depend on a continuous supply of power Yes flash memory hold its data on the magnetized area, but in the sense of a platter no Hard drives and floppy disks have more of a platter style magnetizism

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 20, 2005