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Removable Storage

This section will examine the LO1 component regarding removable storage and its different operation, capacities and speeds.

There are many different forms of removable storage, some more popular than others. Due to changes in technology and with media that has higher storage capacities than others becoming cheaper certain media has started to become less used. One particular example of this is the floppy disk, which at one time was the ubiquitous removable storage media, but now has almost become extinct, with some new PCs being shipped without a floppy disk drive.

We will examine some of the most common forms of removable storage, which are:

  • Floppy disk
  • CD ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Flash Drives

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