Lesson 3-2

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primary storage

memory chips that are built into a computer, such as random access memory

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secondary storage

computer disk drives such as the hard drive and CD-ROM drive used to store large amounts of data

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archival storage

a storage device for information that is not frequently used

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read-only device

a storage device that allows users to access information but not save or change it

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read/write device

a storage device that allows users to access information and save it to the device

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sequential storage device

a storage device that requires a computer to scan from the beginning to the end of stored information

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random access storage

a storage device that lets the computer go directly to the needed information

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optical storage device

a storage device that uses laser beams to read the information stored on the reflective surface of a disc