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Storage by Mind Map: Storage

1. Other Types of Storage

1.1. Tape

1.1.1. Tape is a magnetically coated ribbon of plastic capable of storing large amounts of data and information

1.2. Magnetic stripe card

1.2.1. A magnetic stripe card contains a magnetic stripe that stores information

1.3. Smart card

1.3.1. A smart card stores data on a thin microprocessor embedded in the card

1.4. Microfilm and Microfiche

1.4.1. Microfilm and microfiche store microscopic images of documents on a roll or sheet film

2. Cloud Storage

2.1. Cloud storage is an internet service that provides storage to computer users

2.1.1. User subscribe to cloud storage for a variety of reasons:

2.1.1.1. Access files from any computer

2.1.1.2. Storage large files instantaneously

2.1.1.3. Allow other to access their files

2.1.1.4. View time-critical data and images immediately

2.1.1.5. Storage offsite backups

2.1.1.6. Provides data center functions

3. Optical Discs

3.1. Optical discs commonly store items in a single track that spirals from the center of the discs to the edge

3.1.1. CD-ROM

3.1.1.1. A CD-ROM can be read from but not written to (Read from a CD-ROM drive or CD-ROM player)

3.1.2. CD-R

3.1.2.1. A CD-R is a multisession optical disc on which users can write, but not erase

3.1.3. CD-RW

3.1.3.1. A CD-RW is an erasable multisession disc (Must have a CD-RW drive)

3.1.4. DVD-ROM

3.1.4.1. A DVD-ROM is a high-capacity optical disc on which users can read but not write or erase (Requires a DVD-ROM drive)

3.1.5. Blu-ray Disc-ROM (BD-ROM)

3.1.5.1. A Blu-ray Disc-ROM has a storage capacity of 100 GB

3.1.6. DVD-RW

3.1.6.1. DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD+RAM are hihg-capacity rewritable DVD formats

4. Hard Disk

4.1. A hard disk contains one or more inflexible, circular platters that use magnetic particles to store data, instructions, and information

4.1.1. Platters

4.1.2. Revolutions per Minute

4.1.3. Access Time

4.1.4. Transfer Rate

4.1.5. Sectors and Tracks

4.1.6. Cylinders

4.1.7. Read/Writer Heads

4.1.8. Capacity

5. Flash Memory Storage

5.1. A memory card is a removable flash memory device that you insert and remove from a slot in a computer, mobile device, or card reader/writer

5.1.1. Compact Flash (CF)

5.1.2. Secure Digital (SD)

5.1.3. Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)

5.1.4. microSD

5.1.5. microSDHC

5.1.6. xD Picture Card

5.1.7. Memory Stick

5.1.8. Memory Stick Micro (M2)

5.1.9. USB flash drives

5.1.9.1. plug into a USB port on a computer or mobile device