A nonvolatile storage medium, such as a disk drive, that stores program instructions and data.
Secondary Storage is the non-volatile or semi-permanent storage in your computer for holding files and information until it is needed. Secondary Storage includes devices like hard drives, floppies, CD-ROMS and tape drives. As opposed to Primary Storage which is the volatile or temporary storage (RAM) that the CPU uses for processing data and instructions. When the computer is shut off or loses power, all data in Primary Storage is lost but anything in Secondary Storage is retained.
Permanent data storage on magnetic disk, CD-R, and/or magnetic tape. (Compare with primary storage and RAM.)
Any data storage medium other than a computerâ€™s random access memory â€“ typically, tapes or disk.
permanent or long-term storage of data outside the computer's CPU; referred to as nonvolatile because the contents are not erased when the computer power is turned off.
a data storage device that is not the main memory of a computer
Something other than RAM, usually a hard drive also called random access mass storage..
A medium (magnetic or optical) that permanently stores computer information for eventual reuse
A storage device used to store data that has been migrated from managed volumes. Secondary storage includes the part of the hard disk that is used for a migration staging area.
Device that permanently holds data such as hard drives.
Using read/write data storage devices which are not part of the micro-processor. These usually use non volatile magnetic media and are disc or tape based, eg hard and floppy discs and cassette tapes.
Data storage available to the computer that is significantly slower than its main memory, such as disk drive or magnetic tape storage.
In computer storage, secondary storage, or external memory, is computer memory that is not directly accessible to the central processing unit of a computer, requiring the use of computer's input/output channels. Secondary storage is used to store data that is not in active use. Secondary storage is usually slower than primary storage, or internal memory, but also almost always has higher storage capacity and is non-volatile, which makes it perfect for the preservation of stored information in an event of power loss.