I'm struggling with what is probably a very basic concept: buffer memory.
Having used a traditional digital storage scope, I've got used to each scope having a certain storage capacity for samples. For example, one which stores 10,000 samples will record that many samples when triggered. I can then move back and forth through the stored data looking at the waveform.
The problem is, I thought it was the PicoScope software on the PC that stored the captured samples. So what relevance does the "buffer memory" have which is quoted for the various different PicoScopes. For instance, the 2105 has a buffer memory of 24Ks. But why do I care about that, when all the data is streaming back to the PC and (presumably) being recorded by the PicoScope software?
Thanks for what is probably a very daft question!