Unit 16: Vocabulary

Please study the 14 vocabulary below and press the 'Mark Complete' button.
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EPROM (erasable programmable read only memory)
a non-volatile (permanent) memory type that is erasable via ultra-violet light and re-programmable
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EPROMs are popular for use in critical firmware applications, such as BIOS's, because they are both non-volatile and they can be updated when necessary.
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floppy disk drive
a legacy storage device which can read and write data slowly from a removable magnetic medium (normally 3.5" in diameter and holding 1.44 MB of data)
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Floppy disk drives were once included with almost all computers, but are now considered obsolete.
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hard disk drive
a storage device using rotating magnetic platters to store and retrieve data
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A hard disk drive can fail at any time, normally causing data corruption and loss.

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