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Chapter 3
Storage
Storage
What isstorage?
\ue000Holds data, instructions, and information for future use
\ue000Storage medium is physical material used for storage
\ue001Also called secondary storage such as : floppy disks, CDs, Zip disks
Storage Medium
(floppy disks, Zip disks,
hard disks, CDs)
Storage
How does volatility compare?
Nonvolatile
\ue000Storage medium isno nvo latile\u2014contents retained when power is
off
Contents
Contents
retained
retained
Contents
Contents
available to user
available to user
Memory
(most RAM)
(chips on motherboard)
Screen Display
ON
OFF
Volatile
Display
Display
disappears
disappears
Data and
Data and
instructions
instructions
available to user
available to user
Display
Display
appears
appears
Data and
Data and
instructions erased
instructions erased
\ue000Memory isvolatile\u2014holds data and instructions temporarily

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