Memory allows storing data on a short term basis. A memory normally is made up using registers. Each register has a location called memory location or storage location. Each memory location is identified by an address. The capacity of memory is determined by no. of bits a memory can store. Memory are of three major types:
Storage allows storing data on a long term basis. Whenever a program needs data, the data is copied from storage to memory and is used. Storage is used to store application programs, operating systems, data files for a long period. Storage is of following major types:
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The following are some of the important differences between Memory and Storage.
|1||Basis||Memory stores data on a temporary basis. Once the system is powered off, data goes away.||Storage stores data on a permanent basis. Data persists even if the system is powered off.|
|2||Speed||Memory is quite faster than Storage.||Storage is slower as compared to memory.|
|3||Component||Memory is made up of registers and is very fast.||Storage is made up of magnetic strips/parts and is slower than a memory.|
|4||Size||Memory size is quite small as compared to storage and is generally in MB or few GB.||Storage is very large in size and is in GB or a few TB.|