data storage


(Or "memory") A device or medium into which data can be entered, in which it can be held, and from which it can be retrieved at a later time.

The distinguishing characteristics of a device are its capacity (the number of bytes it can hold), its access speed, whether it is volatile (loses data when the power is turned off), whether it is removeable or fixed and whether it is writeable or read-only.

Some examples are DRAM, hard disk, CD-ROM, Flash memory.

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Last updated: 2018-04-11

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