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 »

Optical devices include magnifying lenses, spectacles, binoculars, microscopes, telescopes and lasers. Optical devices manipulate light waves to aid in viewing or analyzing those waves to determine properties of the obje... More »

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »