Flash memory?

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  1. Noctosphere
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    Neither SSD nor HDD. The Switch uses eMMC storage.

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    Flash is basically an SSD, yes.

    HDD, no.

    You should watch teardown videos:

     
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    It's similar, but not quite.
    SSDs use multiple flash chips for higher speed, eMMC is just a single chip so speeds are much lower. You can think of eMMC as a budget version of a SSD. A lot of cheap Windows devices (tablets, hybrids, netbooks) use eMMC instead of SSD to save money.
     
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    Calling it an SSD pisses off Nintendo haters who can't handle the fact that the Switch has "more advanced" storage than their precious Xbox, though. :V
     
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    yea thats what i read online thanks
     
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    eMMC is more SD than SSD.