Storage device that contains one or more inflexible, circular platters that use magnetic particles to store data and information
Longitudinal recording/ Perpendicular Recording
Number of platters it contains, and the composition of the magnetic coating on the platters
Network attached storage (NAS)
device is a server connected to a network with the sole purpose of providing storage.
External hard disk
Separate freestanding hard disk that connects with a cable to a USB or Firewire port on the system unit or communicates wirelessly
Consists of a special-purpose chip and electronic circuits that control the transfer of data, instructions and information from a disk to and from the system bus and other components in the computer.
Solid state drive
SSD; Storage device that uses flash memory to store data, instructions, and information.
Removable flash memory device that you insert and remove from a slot in a computer, mobile device, or card reader/writer
type of storage media that consists of a flat round portable disc made of metal, plastic, and lacquer
Magnetically coated ribbon plastic capable of storing large amounts of data and information at a low cost
Magnetic stripe card
Credit card, entertainment card, bank card, or other similar card with a stripe that contains information identifying you and the card.
Measures the amount of time it takes a storage device to locate an item on a storage medium
consists of a special-purpose chip and electronic circuits that control the transfer of data, instructions, and information from a disk to and from the system bus and other components in the computer.
USB Flash drive
A flash memory storage device that plugs into a USB port or a computer or mobile device.
Users subscribe to a cloud storage service for
Access files from any computer that has Internet access, allow others to access their files, store offsite backups of data
Technology works with specially coated optical discs to etch labels directly on the disc
Strips of magnetic tape, which are usually, found on the back of plastic credit and debit cards. The strip usually holds information concerning Customers name and Account number
Duplcate of a file, program, or disk placed on a separate storage medium that you can use in case the original is lost, stolen, or destroyed
Solid state Media
Media which consist entirely of electronic components, such as integrated circuits, and contain no moving parts
Solid state drive
Storage device that typically uses flash memory to store data,instructions, and information
Device that reads and writes data, instructions, and information stored on memory cards