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An Overview of Physical Storage Media

An Overview of Physical Storage Media

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AN OVERVIEW OFAN OVERVIEW OFPHYSICAL STORAGEPHYSICAL STORAGEMEDIAMEDIA
DATABASE MANAGEMENTDATABASE MANAGEMENTSYSTEMSSYSTEMS
 
 
1.Several types of data storage exist in most1.Several types of data storage exist in mostcomputer systems. They vary in speed of computer systems. They vary in speed of access, cost per unit of data, and reliability.access, cost per unit of data, and reliability. 
CacheCache::
most costly andmost costly andfastest form of storagefastest form of storage..Usually very small, and managed by theUsually very small, and managed by theoperating system.operating system.
Main Memory (MM):Main Memory (MM):
the storage area for datathe storage area for dataavailable to be operated on.available to be operated on.
General-purpose machine instructionsGeneral-purpose machine instructionsoperateoperateon main memory.on main memory.
Contents of main memory are usually lost in aContents of main memory are usually lost in apower failure or ``crash''.power failure or ``crash''.
Usually too small (even with megabytes) andUsually too small (even with megabytes) andtootooexpensive to store the entire databaseexpensive to store the entire database..
 
 
STORAGE HIERARCHY STORAGE HIERARCHY 

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