Unit 16 Reading Activity Plus Questions

Read the following text and then complete the activities that follow.

Memory and Storage

In this unit you will learn the differences between computer memory and computer storage. Memory and storage are important concepts to master in Information Technology. The two terms are often used interchangeably, so it is important to understand the key differences.

Computer memory needs to be quick. It is constantly feeding the CPU with data to process. Since nobody likes to wait for a computer, high-quality computers will have fast processors with lots of quick memory. This type of memory is commonly known as RAM. This type of memory is volatile which means that the actual data disappears when the computer loses power.


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Quiz: Reading Questions

1. Video memory is a volatile, especially fast type of RAM.
2. A hard disk drive (HDD) is a type of semiconductor storage.
3. Tape drives and diskettes are rather out-dated magnetic storage devices
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