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Storage
-primary storage (volatile)RAM
-secondary storage (nonvolatile)
Writing/Reading
-saving info
-accessing info
Secondary Storage Characteristics
-media/medium
-capacity
-storage devices
-access time/speed
Floppy Disks
(disketts, disks, flexible disks, floppies)
-2HD (two sided high density)
-shutters, labels, write protection notches
-tracks and sectors for organization
High Compacity Floppy Disks
-Zip disks
-HiFD disks
-SuperDisk disks
Hard Disks
-rigid metallic platters
-head crash
Hard Disk Cartridge
-removable and capacity limited only by # of cartridges
Hard Disk Pack
-removable
-several platters and extensive capacity
Performance Enhancements (hard disks)
-Disk caching
-RAIDs
-File compressions/decompression
Optical Disks
-pits and lands
-jewel boxes (protect)
-CDs
-DVDs
-DataPlay (music and digital photography)
Solid State storage
-no moving parts
-flash memory cards (keychain hard drives)