Quiz

Storage Smarts Answer #1: Memory

Storage Smarts

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

This is a general term for all forms of solid state memory that have a continuous source of power and do not need to have their memory contents periodically refreshed.
a. flash memory
b. random access memory (RAM)
c. volatile memory
d. nonvolatile memory
e. data repository

Were you correct? This week's answer is:
d. nonvolatile memory

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Nonvolatile memory is a general term for all forms of solid state (no moving parts) memory that have a continuous source of power and do not need to have their memory contents periodically refreshed. This includes all forms of read-only memory (ROM) such as programmable read-only memory, erasable programmable read-only memory, electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, and flash memory. It also includes random access memory (RAM) that is powered with a battery.


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This was first published in February 2002

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