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Storage by Mind Map: Storage

1. Capacity

1.1. Kilobyte(KB)

1.2. Megabyte(MB)

1.3. Gigabyte(GB)

1.4. Terabyte(TB)

1.5. Petabyte(PB)

1.6. Exabyte(EB)

1.7. Zettabyte(ZB)

1.8. Yottabyte(YB)

2. A Storage Device

2.1. Reading

2.2. Writing

3. Hard disks

3.1. Characteristics of a hard disk include

3.1.1. Platters

3.1.2. Cylinders

3.1.3. Read/Write Heads

3.1.4. Transfer Rate

3.1.5. Access Time

3.1.6. Revolutions per Minute

3.1.7. Sectors and Tracks

3.1.8. Capacity

3.2. RAID

3.3. A network attached storage (NAS)

3.4. An external hard disk

3.5. A removable hard disk

4. Flash Memory Storage

4.1. Solid state drives (SSDs)

4.1.1. Faster access time

4.1.2. Faster transfer rates

4.1.3. Generate less heat and consume less power

4.1.4. Last longer

4.2. Memory card

4.2.1. CompactFlash (CF)

4.2.2. Secure Digital (SD)

4.2.3. Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)

4.2.4. microSD

4.2.5. microSDHC

4.2.6. xD Picture Card

4.2.7. Memory Stick

4.2.8. Memory Stick Micro (M2)

4.3. USB flash drives

5. Cloud Storage

5.1. Access files from any computer

5.2. Store large files instantaneously

5.3. Allow others to access their files

5.4. View time-critical data and images immediately

5.5. Store offsite backups

5.6. Provide data center functions

6. Optical Discs

6.1. A CD-ROM

6.2. A CD-R

6.3. A CD-RW

6.4. A DVD-ROM

6.5. A Blu-ray Disc-ROM (BD-ROM)

6.6. DVD-RW

6.7. DVD+RW

6.8. DVD+RAM

7. Other Types of Storage

7.1. Tape

7.2. Magnatic stripe cards

7.3. Microfilm

7.4. Enterprise storage

7.5. Smart cards

7.6. Microfiche

8. Putting It All Together

8.1. Home user

8.1.1. 320 GB hard disk

8.1.2. Cloud storage

8.1.3. Optical disc drive

8.1.4. Card reader/writer

8.1.5. USB flash drive

8.2. Small Office/Home Office user

8.2.1. 1 TB hard disk

8.2.2. Cloud storage

8.2.3. Optical disc drive

8.2.4. External hard disk for backup

8.2.5. USB flash drive

8.3. Mobile

8.3.1. 250 GB hard disk

8.3.2. Cloud storage

8.3.3. Optical disc drive

8.3.4. Card reader/writer

8.3.5. Portable hard disk for backup

8.3.6. USB flash drive

8.4. Power User

8.4.1. 2.5 TB hard disk

8.4.2. Cloud storage

8.4.3. Optical disc drive

8.4.4. Portable hard disk for backup

8.4.5. USB flash drive

8.5. Enterprise User (desktop computer)

8.5.1. 1 TB hard disk

8.5.2. Optical disc drive

8.5.3. Smart card reader

8.5.4. Tape drive

8.5.5. USB flash drive

8.6. Enterprise User (server or mainframe)

8.6.1. Network storage server

8.6.2. 40 TB hard disk system

8.6.3. Optical disc server

8.6.4. Microfilm or microfiche