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Internal storage
Storage that is built into the main computer unit.
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Moving a program or data from secondary storage to primary memory, so that it can be used by the processor.
Magnetic storage
Storage that uses a surface which can be magnetised to store data.
Removable storage
Storage that can be disconnected from the main computer unit, for example to transfer files between computers.
Saving
Moving a data, program or file from memory onto secondary storage for later use.
Secondary storage device
A device that is used to store data when it is not in use, including after the computer has been switch off.
Solid state drive
Storage that works by storing the data in electronic circuits.