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In most cases, magnetic storage devices refer to hard drives, either internally mounted or external and portable. Inside are a series of magnetic platters, and a read-write head alters the magnetic field to create a one ... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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External hard drives are primarily used for storage or back-up of information. Users most often employ an external hard drive by plugging it into a USB port on a computer. More »

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The advantages of computers include effective communication, file sharing, enhanced security, data storage and backup and sharing devices. Typically, computers have helped to increase productivity and efficiency in workp... More »

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The four main components of a computer system are input devices, output devices, processing devices and the storage devices used to store data within the computer system. These are the hardware components of a computer s... More »

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