Now and again in life you read something, you just think “Wow that’s really quite cool!” well today was one of those days. Earlier today Archos sent out a press release talking about their new method of unifying the internal storage on their devices with the micro SD card. It basically merges the two allowing you to put a huge card in a budget device and install as many apps as you want.
The press release doesn’t go into details of how they do it, but I found out that an existing card will be wiped during the process, so I’m guessing the process formats the card into a format the same as the internal memory. The firmware of existing devices needs to be updated to support this memory fusion. Also I spoke to Archos about Lollipop and they apparently have “Fusion Storage” working on Lollipop which is nice to hear. Also whether or not other manufacturers have worked out how it is done remains to be seen and also whether or not there is a slow down of data access also remains to be seen.
One thing is for sure if you are an Archos owner make sure you back up your Micro SD card as you’ll be wiping it fairly soon.
London, 2nd March 2015 – ARCHOS, the French consumer electronics manufacturer, will be presenting its latest storage innovations at MWC in Barcelona this week with ARCHOS Fusion Storage. This revolutionary software development seamlessly combines the memory of any MicroSD card with the internal storage on a device. For those after even more storage, ARCHOS is also launching its range of Magnus tablets with up to 256 GB of internal storage.
Fusion Storage by ARCHOS
With this revolutionary technical wizardry, unique for a Smartphone and Tablet manufacturer, ARCHOS optimises data storage by fusing internal memory with external microSD card memory. By activating ARCHOS Fusion Storage you are able to add the full memory of the microSD card to that of the internal memory on the device. This automatically migrates data and optimises memory balance resulting in significant extra install space for apps and games as well as more storage for media and other large files.
ARCHOS Fusion Storage will be available on new ARCHOS Tablets and Smartphones (including the upcoming Magnus tablets) as well as by OTA update on selected models already available.