Difference between Memory and Storage
Memories are made up of registers. Memory refers to the location of short-term data. Each register in the memory is one storage location. Storage location is also called as memory location. Memory locations are identified using Address. The total number of bit a memory can store is its capacity.
Memory are of three type:
1. Primary Memory 2. Secondary Memory 3. Cache Memory
Storage allows you to store and access data on a long-term basis.Data remains the same and nothing changes in the hard disk drive: everything gets pulled off into the main memory. Storage allows you to access and store your applications, operating system and files for an indefinite period of time.
1. HDD 2. SDD 3. SD Cards 4. CD, DVD, etc
Let’s see the difference between Memory and Storage:
|1||Memory is an electronic component that is capable of storing data and information on a temporary basis.||Storage refers to physical storage devices.|
|2||It is temporary data storage.||Data is stored both temporarily and permanently.|
|3||Memory is faster than storage.||Storage is slower than memory|
|4||Memory can access data and information instantly.||Storage cannot access or modify data as fast as the memory.|
|5||It is a collection of computer chips installed in memory modules.||It is a technology consisting of core components of a computer.|
|6||When the computer loses the power, Data is lost .||No data is lost.|
|7||The memory module are expensive than storage.||Storage devices are cheaper.||8||There size are not much larger and goes upto GBs.||There size are much larger than memory and goes upto TBs.||9||It is used when data is stored for short time.||It is used when data is stored for long term.|