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The six common storage devices are hard disk drives, RAM, flash memory, optical drives, external hard drives and tape drives. This hardware is designed to store and, in some instances, gather and sort data. 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 »

A miniature mobile storage device is an umbrella term for any small data storage device that can connect to your computer and retain information. Universal Serial Bus drives, Secure Digital cards and even cellular phones... More »

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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 »

SSD stands for Solid State Drive, a type of storage similar to traditional hard disk drives that uses flash memory to store data. SSD drives use memory similar to USB flash drives, in that they store data even when there... 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 »

There are two main functionality differences between RAM and flash memory: RAM is volatile and flash memory is non-volatile, and RAM is much faster than flash memory. RAM stands for Random Access Memory. More »