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nonvolatile storage
permanent storage used to preserve data and programs
floppy disks
diskettes, disks, flexible disks, floppies
1.44 MB 3 1/2-inch disk
most widely used floppy
initialized
before a disk can be used for storage, it must be
fixed disk
an internal hard disk that is located inside the system
RAIDs
groups on inexpensive hard disks grouped together and treated as a single large-capasity hard disk
magnetic tape
sequential-access storage media
DVD-ROM
largest capsity
CR-ROM
optical disk used to distribute large software application packages
tracks
The data on a floppy disk is recorded in rings
100 MB/250 MB
storage capacity of a Zip disk
access time
time between a computer's request for data and the completion of the transfer of that data
disk caching, RAID, and file compression
Three ways to improve the performance of a hard disk
sectors
wedge-shaped areas on a diskette
DVD means?
digital versatile disk
tape
sequential access storage