What Is The Difference Between Memory And Storage?
SearchStorage, June 16th, 2020
June 16, 2020,
Volume 267, Issue 3

Storage and memory, while connected, fulfill separate roles in a computer. Memory meets temporary data access needs and storage retains data and other files over the long term

"The terms memory and storage both refer to a computer's internal storage space. Memory is where an application puts the data it uses during processing. A storage drive is where data is placed for long- or short-term retention.

The storage drive was traditionally an HDD, but SSDs with flash memory modules are now commonly used for primary storage. System memory, often referred to as random-access memory (RAM), is faster than disk or flash storage, but it's also usually more expensive on a per-gigabyte basis..."

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