The storage device is a device which allows you to store data in it and also lets you extract it when you need it. There are different types of devices available for your devices such as smartphones, laptops, and computers.
There is two main type of storage devices:
Primary storage device: this device holds your and stores your data temporarily and is usually present internally in your device.
Secondary storage device: it has comparatively a larger capacity and allows to store the data permanently. This storage device exists internally and externally as well. A common example of the secondary storage device is USB device, which currently is very popular among people.
TYPES OF STORAGE DEVICES YOU MIIST KNOW ABOUT
- EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
The external hard drive is similar to storage devices present in the laptops, computer or smartphones. They can be easily attached to the device you are using and also detached and allows you to store data. It has storage capacity ranging from 160GB to 3TB. This means it has a great deal of capacity at a very affordable range of price as well.
- SOLID STATE DRIVE (SSD)
They are also like the external hard drive but their mechanism of working is highly improved due to the way it is engineered. It consists of no moving parts and is made of semiconductors and electronics. This mechanics of SSD makes it very durable and is less prone to damages due to which it is a less sensitive device. If it is even dropped there are fewer chances of data loss and damages. It uses less power and more efficient in working. This device is compatible with phones, laptops, and computers. It has a storage of about 64 GB- 256 GB.
- FLASH DRIVE
Flash drives are smaller in size and easy to carry anywhere. Although it has less capacity due to its convenience of carrying it anywhere it is one of the most popular storage devices. It also has no moving parts in its mechanic and is pretty much less sensitive. It is best for storing light data such as movies, letters, audio, presentations etc. A flash drive is usually known as portable USB Flash drive which can be easily attached to a laptop or any other device with a USB port.
- OPTICAL DRIVE
This has been one of the earliest forms of the storage device. CD’s and DVD’s are the optical storage devices. They are a nice option when it comes to storing very small sized data such as songs, videos, picture, software etc. The cost of an optical drive is very low compared to any other storage device but also the lifespan is also very short. Space is very less as a CD can accommodate data of size 650MB to 900MB and a DVD can store data of about 4.7GB to 17GB only.
The storage device is the perfect solution to your storage and backup problems. Go through your needs and requirement and get yourself a suitable storage device that can cater your needs.