data carrier storage

data carrier storage

[′dad·ə ‚kar·ē·ər ‚stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
Any type of storage in which the storage medium is outside the computer, such as tape, cards, or disks, in contrast to inherent storage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.