|Storage Media||Hard Disks||DVD Disc|
|Optical Discs||Tape Media||Flash Drive|
|Zip Catridges||RAID||Removable Media|
|(U)niversal (B)us (S)erial|
About Storage Media
Without digital storage media like hard disks, cd’s, dvd’s, servers and so on, your computer will be just like a standalone video player, only processing digital signals and nothing more.
These storage devices are non-volatile, meaning that they do not require constant power to store information. Thus they are most suitable for long term storage of information. On the opposite side are components like computer RAM where memory storage is dynamic but used only temporarily to aid processes.
Most digital storage data devices are accessed sequentially, thus there will be seek time and latency to access any data on the devices.
Of course there are other different kinds of storage devices, not just those that store your photos, music and other digital data.