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What is external memory?

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External memory refers to external hard drives, discs and USB thumb drives. These are all media kept externally to your PC case.

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What is external memory?
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External media is also known as auxiliary memory or secondary storage. Hard drives sold with laptops are usually of a comparably low capacity when compared to their desktop counterparts due to size. This means that many people turn to alternative long-term storage devices that complement the internal memory.

Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs are considered external memory even though the drive is often found within the PC case. This is because the discs can be changed without removing PC components.

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