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by Dinesh Thakur Category: Memory

Auxiliary memory is the lowest-cost, highest-capacity, and slowest-access storage in a computer system. It is where programs and data are kept for long-term storage or when not in immediate use. Such memories tend to occur in two types-sequential access (data must be accessed in a linear sequence) and direct access (data may be accessed in any sequence). The most common sequential storage device is the magnetic tape, whereas direct-access devices include rotating drums, disks, CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs.

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Dinesh ThakurDinesh Thakur holds an B.SC (Computer Science), MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, CCNP, A+, SCJP certifications. Dinesh authors the hugely popular Computer Notes blog. Where he writes how-to guides around Computer fundamental , computer software, Computer programming, and web apps. For any type of query or something that you think is missing, please feel free to contact us.

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