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store v : to place something in a location for later use
Every computer has a collection of files. This collection includes the files that run the operating system, the files the computer needs to use applications, and the data files you create. All these files have to be saved somewhere, and that somewhere is called data storage.
You can store data in a variety of formats. The format you choose depends on your needs, the cost, and the form the data takes. Here are some factors to consider ...