Computer Science
Storage Devices

Here we are talking about secondary storage devices. As well as the principles of operation, you will need to know the typical capacities of the devices as well as the issues that arise from the use of any specific media with the device. This information might best be gathered in a large table.

  • Hard Disk
  • Magnetic Tape
  • CD-Rom
  • WORM & Rewritable Media (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM)
  • Blu Ray Disc
  • HD DVD
  • Solid State Memory (Hybrid drives & SSD)
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Memory Cards