Computer Storage Devices

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Compact disc
A small plastic disc on which music or other digital information is stored in the form of a pattern of metal-coated pits from which it can be read using laser light reflected off the disc.
Hard Disk
These are large and fast Secondary Storage device that enable user to store information. This device is permanently mounted inside the computer and are not removable like diskettes. The primary computer storage device, which spins, reads and writes one or more fixed disk platters.
Flash Drives
These drives are referred to as several names such as USB, thumb, flash, pen drives just to name a few, but they are the same thing. A USB flash drive is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. USB flash drives are typically removable and rewritable, and physically small.
Digital Video Disc
A type of compact disc able to store large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audiovisual material.
Floppy Disk
A flexible removable magnetic disk (typically encased in a hard plastic shell) for storing data.
Secondary Storage
This is sometimes called auxiliary storage, is all data storage that is not currently in a computer's primary storage or memory, such as a CD or DVD.
Primary Storage
This is also known as main storage or memory, is the main area in a computer in which data is stored for quick access by the computer's processor.
Random Access Memory
The main memory of the computer. All data/ information and instructions that the computer is presently working with is stored here temporarily. This means they are only there while the computer is using them.
Read Only Memory
As the name suggests, you can only read information from this chip. The manufacturers write information onto it, information that only the computer can use and the user cannot change this information.
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