A storage device is a hardware device capable of holding information, they are the data storage devices that are used in the computers to store the data.

The computer has many types of data storage devices. Some of them can be classified as the removable data Storage Devices and the others as the non removable data Storage Devices.


There are two types of storage devices used in computers; a primary storage device such as computer RAM and a secondary storage device such as a computer hard drive

Without a storage device, you would not be able to save any settings or information and would be considered a dumb terminal.



Examples of storage devices that are used in computers:

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  • Online Storage

  • External Hard Drives

  • Flash Drives

  • Re-writable CDs and DVDs





Now we are going to show you a video that shows some examples of storage devices:





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http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/stordevi.htm

http://www.dineshbakshi.com/igcse-gcse-ict/storage-devices-and-media

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/storage+devices?s=t

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeoZYfijJ5E