Optical storage devices are any storage methods that use a laser to store and retrieve data from optical media. Optical storage media includes CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, WORM cartridges, erasable optical cartridges and re... More »

Removable storage devices are the type of storage media that can be ejected from a computer when it is still running. Typical examples of removable media include USB sticks, CDs and DVDs. More »

The term "magnetic media" is used to refer to any storage medium that uses magnetic patterns to record information. Good examples of magnetic media include computer and video tapes, hard drives and floppy discs. More »

To transfer pictures from your phone to your computer, remove the storage media from your phone or plug the phone in to your computer, copy the image files, and paste them to the directory where you want to store them. T... More »

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As of 2014, most computer storage media comes in three forms: magnetic, optical and flash. Magnetic media includes internal and external hard drives, although there are still a few formats that use magnetic tape or remov... More »

Secondary storage devices consist of media like CDs or DVDs, or physical devices, such as flash memory drives or external hard drives. Older computer systems also used floppy disks or magnetic tapes for secondary storage... More »

In the case of compact disc-rewritables, or CD-RWs, removing its write protection involves formatting the media, which essentially erases all the data. Once a file has been burned into a CD-R or CD-RW, it automatically b... More »