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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 »

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 »

Optical storage devices store and retrieve data from optical media, usually using lasers. Sound complicated? The science behind it is, but the end result is pretty straight forward. Millions of optical storage devices ha... 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 »

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 »

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 »

There are several different types of storage devices that hold digital data, such as memory cards, CD-ROMs and hard drives. Each storage device ranges in size and capabilities, and the smaller units are commonly found in... More »