Modern-day technology has made it possible for users to store all sorts of data in a way that it becomes easy to access and share. Many of you may still feel confused about the importance of storage devices.
The major concern is to store data so that the data can later be retrieved when the data is needed, be it for professional or personal purposes. Now that you have an idea about what a storage device is and the importance of storage media, let us take a look at the type of memory storage that exists.
There are two major types of memory, namely primary and secondary memory of the device. The primary storage is the fastest memory storage although there is a catch that comes with it.
As soon as the system is powered off, all of the data in that memory gets lost. Safe to say that it is impossible to store anything in primary storage as every bit of data is lost forever as soon as the power is turned down.
The other kind is known as a hard disk and it is the secondary storage device. As opposed to the primary storage device, information can be stored and retrieved from a hard disk whenever the user pleases. The primary storage helps with the data retrieval by speeding up the process and adding all of the previous data that has been stored on it.
During the 1980s, the secondary storage had as many as 40 pins on it which made the whole process complex. After the 2000s, the connection was changed to just 7 pins making it easier for people to understand the previously complex connection.