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Chapter 8 Primary and Secondary Storage

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primary storage
the computer's main memory, which consists of the random access memory (RAM), cache memory, and the read-only memory (ROM) that is directly accessible to the CPU
secondary storage
a data storage device that is not the main memory of a computer
hard disk
a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
flash memory card
Special type of EEPROM that can be erased and reprogrammed in blocks instead of one byte at a time.
usb drives
Removable drives that store data