Definitions for "Primary storage"
Keywords:  ram, cpu, storage, memory, rom
The functional component of a computer where programs and data are stored for processing, normally RAM in PCs.
Primary Storage is the volatile or temporary storage (RAM) that the CPU uses for processing data and instructions. As opposed to Secondary Storage which is semi-permanent, and includes devices like hard drives, floppies, CD-ROMS and tape drives. When the computer is shut off or loses power, all information in Primary Storage is lost.
main memory, which holds what is currently being processed.