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storage device

n. Computers
A hardware device, such as a hard disk or flash drive, used to record and store data.

storage device

n
(Computer Science) a piece of computer equipment, such as a magnetic tape, disk, etc, in or on which data and instructions can be stored, usually in binary form
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Noun1.storage device - a device that preserves information for retrievalstorage device - a device that preserves information for retrieval
acoustic storage - a storage device consisting of acoustic delay lines
auxiliary storage, external storage, secondary storage - a data storage device that is not the main memory of a computer
buffer storage, buffer store, buffer - (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
magnetic disc, magnetic disk, disc, disk - (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
mag tape, magnetic tape, tape - memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"
computer memory, computer storage, memory board, store, memory, storage - an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
optical disc, optical disk - a disk coated with plastic that can store digital data as tiny pits etched in the surface; is read with a laser that scans the surface
push-down storage, push-down store, stack - a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
recording - a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
register - (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind
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The Handy Drive, complete with a retractable USB flash storage drive, pen, and flashlight, is an easy to use device that can hold up to 24,000 photos, 48 hours of music, 16 hours of video, or a combination of all three.
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