Differentiate between the following pairs of terms as used in computing

Differentiate between

  • Storage device and storage media

Storage device

A computer hardware that facilitates writing and reading of information in the storage media in a format that the computer is able to understand and manage/manipulate.

Storage media

This is the actual surface where data is stored. The storage patterns and technology will differ from one media to another in accordance to the media being used.

  • Primary memory and Auxiliary memory

Primary memory store data or information temporarily while Auxiliary memory stores data permanently
Primary memory accesses the processor directly while Auxiliary does not.       

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