Here are some of the ways data is stored

  • Hard Disk Drives
  • Solid State Drives
  • Optical Disks
  • RAM
  • ROM

What is a Hard Disk Drive?

A hard disk drive is a form of magnetic storage. Patterns of magnetization is used to represent binary sequences.

People tend to use hard disk drives as they have a high capacity at a low cost

What is a solid state drive?

A solid state drive stores data on flash memory

People will tend to use solid state drives as there are no moving parts

What is an Optical Disk ?

Optical Disk stores data in a flat circular disk which are then read by an optical disk drive.

Examples of optical disks include: CDs and DVDs

What is RAM?

RAM(Random Access Memory) is volatile memory which stores data for programs and operating system to be written and read.

It is cleared when the computer turns off

What is ROM?

ROM (Read Only Memory) is non volatile memory which stores the boot program

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