In this post, we will understand the difference between buffering and caching in operating systems −
It is an area in the primary memory.
This means it is associated with RAM (Random Access Memory).
A buffer stores the original copy of the data in memory.
Buffering matches the speed of data stream between the sender and receiver.
A cache stores the original copy of the data in memory.
Caching improves the access speed of the frequently used data.
It is implemented on the processor.
It can be implemented using RAM and disk too.