Storage Media and Devices: Understanding Computers

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Which of the following best describes the storage medium?

The hardware where data is stored, such as a DVD disc or flash memory card

What is a storage device?

A piece of hardware that reads from or writes to a storage medium

Which type of storage device can be internal, external, or remote?


What is the advantage of internal storage devices?

Require no additional desk space and are usually faster than their external counterparts

What distinguishes some storage media from others in terms of portability?

Some storage media is removable; some is not

Test your knowledge of storage media, storage devices, portability, volatility, data access, representation, and storage technology characteristics.

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