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Types of Storage

There are three main types of secondary storage in a computer system:

  • -solid state storage devices, such as USB memory sticks
  • -optical storage devices, such as CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs
  • -magnetic storage devices, such as hard disk drives

 

Presentation on Storage: 

Additional Reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_data_storage

https://drivesaversdatarecovery.com/blog/whats-the-future-of-data-storage/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z7rk7ty/revision/1 (Bitesize overview)

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1993877-future-tech-storage-capacity-in-the-year-2030-and-beyond (storage in the year 2030 and beyond)

Discuss:

Where do you store data? On a memory stick? On your phone? Do you back up? Where? Can you think of a more efficient way of storing everything? How about on a tiny computer chip embedded in your little finger? Would that work? Is this good or bad - what do you think?

Is DNA the future of storage?

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