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Chapter 3

Computer Memory and Storage

 

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This chapter introduces the reader to memory and storage present inside a computer system. A computer memory refers to the electronic holding place for instructions and data where the computer's microprocessor can reach quickly. Computer storage refers to the permanent computer memory that stores all the data files and instructions even after the computer system is turned off. The chapter begins with a brief outlook on memory and its representation. Next, memory hierarchy along with RAM and ROM is studied. Furthermore, classification of storage devices, magnetic tapes, magnetic disks, and optical disks ...

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