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Moving Media Storage Technologies by Karl Paulsen

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BUSES, PORTS, AND INTERFACES

 

 

Storage and memory, when referring to computer data storage, are those components, devices, and the recording media that perform storage and memory functions and allow for the retention of digital data for a period or duration. Storage of the data, as one of the core functions of the modern computing system, may be thought of as “information retention.”

Memory is often referred to as a form of semiconductor-based storage. Semiconductor memory is usually fast, but may often only be utilized as temporary storage. This form of memory is known principally as random-access memory (RAM).

Mass storage is the nomenclature generally associated to more permanent forms of memory, such as optical discs, forms of magnetic ...

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