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storage device

a piece of computer equipment, such as a magnetic tape, disk, etc., in or on which data and instructions can be stored, usually in binary form

storage device

[′stȯr·ij di‚vīs]
(computer science)
A mechanism for performing the function of data storage: accepting, retaining, and emitting (unchanged) data items. Also known as computer storage device.

storage device

A peripheral unit that holds data without power until purposely erased. Computer storage comprises hard drives and solid state drives (SSDs); however optical discs and USB drives are also used. Internal flash memory and external flash memory cards are the storage devices in smartphones and tablets. Datacenter storage devices are typically units with arrays of hard drives or SSDs. In the past, magnetic tape was widely used. See magnetic disk, solid state drive, magnetic tape, optical disc, USB drive and memory card.
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