first_imgIf you’ve ever wondered how solid state drives (SSDs) are made, then your wish will be answered over the course of the next 243 seconds. Semiconductor manufacturer Crucial has put together a video explaining just how SSDs are made, complete with some excellent visuals of the process.Here is the basic outline, from the design through packaging:Design the flash storage (Unlike many SSD vendors, Crucial actually does this)Measure memory circuitry, down the the billionth of a meter (a nanometer)Create very tiny paths on wafer (the circuits), just like on a processorOnce the wafers are finished (Crucial skipped a number of steps here) they are cut into individual chipsThe chips are put on circuit boards. They are affixed with gold wires by a very cool machine (1:29 if you want to see it in action)After inspection a protective piece of plastic is molded around each chipFlash memory chips are similarly cut and then tested.After passing testing chips are laser etched with their informationWith the components assembled, actual SSD production begins on a PCB (which Crucial also makes)Flash memory and other components are mounted on the PCB with pick-and-place machinesSSDs are inspected, by computer and visually, before they are separatedThe boards are then put into their 2.5-inch protective housings (this is what see when looking at an SSD)The information sticker is attached and the firmware is installedSSDs are tested for up to 60 hours to ensure stability and performance. Some drives are further tested with a variety of actual computers (not just huge, multi-drive testing machines)Drives are places in their retail packaging and shippedAt the core, building an SSD isn’t too different from a processor, SoC, and other any number of other semiconductors. There are a few extra steps, such as the protective packaging and the installation of firmware, but if you’re familiar with how CPUs are built then most of the scenes from this video were probably quite familiar to you.In case you were wondering, Crucial noted that the majority of this video was shot at the company’s factories in Singapore and China.And that’s how an SSD is made! It’s a very cool process and we’re glad Crucial gave us a bit of insight into its facilities, technology, and wonderfully clean rooms.More how it’s made articles at Geek.comlast_img

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first_img Bible Reading Marathon begins Sunday Each reader is asked to read for 15 minutes but readers may reserve more reading time.Groups often reserve large blocks of time. Some people like to read at several different times and on different days or nights, Adams said. Readers are especially needed during the late-night and early morning hours.Those who would like to read but have not signed up may call the Salem-Troy Baptist Association at 566-1538 today or 344 1050 beginning Sunday afternoon or email [email protected] Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Adams said the opportunity to read God’s word aloud and publically is a blessing that is denied to many around the world.“We, as Americans, are blessed to be able to share the Bible in a public setting,” she said. “The response to the Bible Reading Marathon continues to be strong. People of all ages and from all walks of life come to read the Bible and hear God’s word.”Readers include churches, clubs, organizations, school groups, individuals and families.“It’s so encouraging that families are coming together to read,” Adams said. “Some of the younger children don’t read for an entire 15-minute interval but they read. Every reader is a blessing and it’s very special to hear God’s word through the voices of children.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Linda Adams, Salem-Troy Baptist Association administrator, said the Bible Reading Marathon is a non-denominational event and all believers are invited to come and read and/or hear God’s word read aloud and publically.The Bible Reading Marathon will begin Sunday with the reading of the words: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”Adams said God’s word will continue to be read until the noon hour on Thursday. Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Measles making a comeback in the Southeast In the wake of reports of cases of measles around the country, the concern is moving closer to home. Reports… read more By The Penny Hoarder Print Articlecenter_img Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The 2019 Bible Reading Marathon will begin 7 p.m. Sunday at the Gazebo on the Square in downtown Troy.St. John Baptist Church will lead the singing of old-time hymns beginning at 6 p.m. and there will be a time of prayer before the reading of God’s word.This will be the 13th year for the Bible Reading Marathon that is sponsored annually by the International Bible Reading Association and hosted locally by the Salem-Troy Baptist Association. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Monday, April 29, 2019 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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first_imgNovember 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Floyd Mayweather steps out of retirement, sets fight for Dec. 31 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKohjiro Kinno / ESPN Images(TOKYO) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stepping out of retirement again to ring in the New Year in the ring.At a news conference in Tokyo Monday, the fight pitting Mayweather, 41, against 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa was announced. The match will be held on Dec. 31 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.Further details about the fight, like the rules, weight limit and number of rounds, were not disclosed.

”As far as the weight class and the rules, we’ll talk about that,” Mayweather said at the press conference. “We’ll get that situated within the next couple of weeks. ““This particular bout is a special bout as far as we’re giving the people something they’ve never seen before,” he added. “The world has never seen Mayweather compete live in Tokyo.”

”It’s all about me going out there and displaying my skills against another skillful fighter. So we both want to go out there and display our skills and give people excitement. I just want to entertain,” Mayweather said. “I will speak with my team and I will let my team get with Rizin and I’m pretty sure they’ll come up with a great idea, but it’s all about entertainment and that’s what we want to do for the people,” he continued.Mayweather stepped out of a two-year retirement last August to face the UFC’s Conor McGregor, who he knocked out in the 10th round of the boxing match.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img

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