Common types of data storage include traditional magnetic hard drives or tapes, optical storage such as CDs or DVDs, flash memory storage in solid-state drives or USB drives, and cloud or networked storage that archives ... More »

Backing storage refers to any computer storage media besides the internal memory. When a computer restarts or loses power, it clears the internal memory. Backing storage retains data for an indefinite period even without... More »

Storage devices are any type of hardware that is capable of storing and retrieving data. Most often these devices come in the form of hard drives or optical discs. More »

The types of computer storage devices include floppy disks, USB flash drives, memory cards, memory sticks, tape cassettes, zip cassettes, computer hard drives, CDs and DVDs. Storage devices are used to store data from co... More »

As of 2015 there are two main types of hard drives in common use: mechanical hard disks drives, or HDD, that use magnetic storage technologies, and more recent flash-based solid-state drives, or SSD. Drives often differ ... More »

U3-compliant USB flash drives allow users to store data and install certain Windows applications on these drives. In 2004, two USB flash drive manufacturers, M-Systems and SanDisk, joined forces to form a company called ... More »

External hard drives provide users with additional external storage for storing important files or backing up the data stored in the internal drive. They are connected to computers via FireWire connections, USB or wirele... More »