While having a cell phone may have granted you bragging rights just a couple of decades ago, connected technology is now an integral part of everyone’s life. Even children today often learn how to interact with tablet computers before they have the ability to speak – and promptly graduate to a smart phone once they do.
Despite this proliferation of connected devices in seemingly every area – and at every stage – of our lives, an important component of how these systems operate doesn’t seem to be advancing at the same pace: Memory and storage.
All computer devices need memory to run and store data, and for years the hardware enabling these capabilities has been able to keep pace – in terms of price and capability – with the latest consumer tech advancements. But recently, supplies of the memory components needed to power computer devices have slipped, sending the costs for this hardware skyrocketing over the past several months.
Unfortunately, this constraint on the availability of memory and storage components is affecting everything from servers to networking equipment to PCs, pushing several major tech hardware giants to begin worrying about this deficit’s effect on their financial returns. As a result, the prices for a lot of the consumer technology we’ve come to depend upon – from the tablets entertaining toddlers to the PCs we rely on for work – are about to get a lot more expensive.
Breaking Moore’s Law
What’s driving this uptick in the cost of memory components is a phenomenon known in the tech world as Moore’s Law. In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore created this manifesto, based around his observance that the number of transistors on semiconductor chips had doubled since their invention, and that this would continue to be the case roughly every one or two years, with processing power following suit.
However, transistors can only get so small, and while this law has made sense for the better part of the last half century in predicting the capabilities of memory chips, it’s now impossible for manufacturers to fabricate new generations of semiconductors, including the solid-state memory chips powering smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Enter LINK, the 2TB storage and connectivity powerhouse. While manufacturers are worried about storage and memory slowing down the capabilities and performance on their new consumer technology – not to mention prices – LINK allows users to store practically all of their content onto this pocket-sized solution. Rather than paying a premium for smart phones or tablets that can contain massive loads of content and data within their own hardware, LINK can connect all of your devices wirelessly, allowing them to share LINK’s massive available storage collectively.
Learn more about how LINK can connect all of your devices and content, allowing you to keep pace with the latest tech advancements without having to pay a hefty price.