STORAGE DEVICES

BY: YASHASWEE

some of the different types of storage devices

Storage devices are hardware devices that are capable of storing information in a computer. The data storage devices come in several sizes and shapes and some are non-removable while other are removable.

some of the storage devices are:

  • USB
  • floppy disc
  • SD
  • hard drive- SSD flask devices
  • CD/DVD/Bluray



what is a drive?

A drive is a device intended to store data when it's not in use. A hard drive or solid state drive stores a PC's operating system and software, which we'll look at more closely later. This category also includes optical drives such as those used for reading and writing CD, DVD and Bluray media.


What is a USB?

USB is abbreviated for universal serial bus also known as a flash drive or keychain drive -- is a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash memory and is light in weight. a USB drive can be used in the place of a floppy disc, zip drive disk, or a CD. with a USB drive the data can be retained for a long periods when the device are unplugged from the computer, or when the computer is off with the drive left in.


What is a floppy disk?

A floppy disk drive (FDD), or floppy drive, is a hardware device that reads data storage information. It was invented in 1967 by a team at IBM and was one of the first types of hardware storage that could read/write a portable device. floppy disk drives are used for reading and writing on removable floppy discs. Floppy disks are now outdated, and have been replaced by other storage devices such as USB and network file transfer.


What is an SD card?

an SD card is abbreviated for secure Digital card, it is a ultra small flash memory card which is designed to provide high capacity of memory in small size. SD cards can be used in small portable devices such as digital video camcorders, digital cameras, audio players etc. SD memory cards are in capacities of 16 megabytes and 1 gigabyte.


what is a monitor?


what is it used for?

A computer monitor is an electronic visual display for computers. It is used for data processing, to view documents and images. It is also commonly used for entertainment or as television receivers. There are different types of computer monitors like the Cathode ray tubes and the Liquid Crystal display.


what is it?


The monitor displays the video and graphics information generated by the computer through the video card Monitors are very similar to televisions but usually display information at a much higher resolution.