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Bits do not weight a thing (they are just bits of electricity), so nothing gains more weight as more data is stored.
Well, now that you said that, if anything it would get lighter.

Electrons have a weight, it is just an extremely miniscule amount.

By default the NAND is set to a 1. That means that the charge of the transistors in the NAND is over the 50%. 0's = below 50% = less weight.

If the NAND is programmed to 0, then that means that with data on it, it will have less electron weight.

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No way!? That's awesome. I learned something new today biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 46
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Yes, SSDs do get heavier with more data.

The info on your SSD is stored as binary, which physically exists because electrons charge floating gate transistors. Electrons do have mass and the weight they add (while small) is 100% real. smile.gif

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post #17 of 46
They do get heavier as more data is stored. The thing is, electrons weigh so little that the difference wouldn't be noticeable and would be very difficult to measure.
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post #18 of 46
Read my previous post, they would weigh less...
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Yes, SSDs do get heavier with more data.
The info on your SSD is stored as binary, which physically exists because electrons charge floating gate transistors. Electrons do have mass and the weight they add (while small) is 100% real. smile.gif
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If it weighs less or weighs more, it's still pretty cool to know about this. tongue.gif
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