Memory storage is nothing more than recording digital information in any of the storage devices, characteristically by electronic means. These storage devices help the user to store massive data in small physical space and enable sharing this data easily with other users. The stored data in the devices can be deleted, and fresh data can be recorded.

The following are the digital data storage devices.


A hard disk drive, aka hard drive, HD or HDD is inbuilt in all desktops and laptops. This device stores files relating to operating systems and software programs in addition to user data like photographs, text files, and audios. Technically speaking, the hard drive uses magnetic storage to record and retrieve digital information to and from one or more fast – spinning disks.


This device is also called a thumb drive, pen drive, flash – drive, memory stick, jump drive, and UBS stick. The USB flash drive is a flash memory data storage device that embeds an integrated USB interface. Flash memory is comparatively more efficient and dependable than optical media. This being smaller, faster, and having huge storage capacity is more durable due to the absence of mobile parts.


SD card, which is a common type of memory card, finds use in many electronic devices, including digital cameras and mobile phones. Though SD cards come in different sizes, classes, and capacities, they all come in a rectangular design with one side “chipped off” to prevent the card being put into the camera or other device the wrong way.


The users increasingly operating multiple devices in multiple places, and as such, they are turning to cloud computing solutions. Cloud computing involves accessing services over a network through a collection of remote servers. Though “clouds of computers” sound abstract to those who are unfamiliar with this concept, in practice, it can offer veracious storage solutions for devices that are connected with the internet.

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