WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM /WEEK 2
CLASS: Grade 2
SUBJECT: COMPUTER SCIENCE
TOPIC: TYPES OF STORAGE DEVICES
Alternatively referred to as digital storage, storage, storage media, or storage medium, a storage device is any hardware capable of holding information either temporarily or permanently.
Types of storage devices are: primary storage devices and secondary storage devices.
1.) Primary storage:
A primary storage device is a medium that holds memory for short (temporarily) periods of time while a computer is running. Although it has a much lower access time and faster performance, it is also about two orders of magnitude costlier than secondary storage.
2.) Secondary storage:
A secondary storage device refers to any non-volatile storage device that is internal or external to the computer. It can be any storage device beyond the primary storage that enables permanent data storage. A secondary storage device is also known as an auxiliary storage device or external storage.
Examples of storage devices
- Hard Drive Disk
- Floppy Disk
- Compact Disc (CD)
- DVD and Blu-ray Discs
- USB Flash Drive
- Secure Digital Card (SD Card)
- Cloud Storage
- List two types of storage.
- ___________ storage stores data temporarily.
- ___________ storage stores data permanently.
- What are storage devices?