Computer storage media

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  • CD-ROM
    A CD-ROM /ˌsiːˌdiːˈrɒm/ is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.
  • Drum memory
    Drum memory was a magnetic data storage device invented by Gustav Tauschek in 1932 in Austria.
  • Card reader
    A card reader is a data input device that reads data from a card-shaped storage medium.
  • NVM Express
    NVM Express (NVMe) or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCI) is a logical device interface specification for accessing non-volatile storage media attached via PCI Express (PCIe) bus.
  • Vellum
    Vellum (derived from the Latin word vitulinum meaning "made from calf", leading to Old French vélin, "calfskin") often refers to a parchment made from calf skin, as opposed to that from other animals.
  • Philips CD-i
    The Philips CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) is an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by the Dutch electronics manufacturer Royal Philips Electronics N.
  • Native Command Queuing
    In computing, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) is an extension of the Serial ATA protocol allowing hard disk drives to internally optimize the order in which received read and write commands are executed.
  • USB flash drive
    A USB flash drive, also variously known as a USB drive, USB stick, thumb drive, pen drive, flash-disk, or USB memory, is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated USB interface.
  • ROM cartridge
    A ROM cartridge, sometimes referred to simply as a cartridge or cart, is a removable enclosure containing read-only memory designed to be connected to a consumer electronics device such as a home computer, video game console and to a lesser extent, electronic musical instruments.
  • Holographic data storage
    Holographic data storage is a potential technology in the area of high-capacity data storage currently dominated by magnetic data storage and conventional optical data storage.
  • Eye-Fi
    Eye-Fi is a company based in Mountain View, California that produces SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • LaserDisc
    LaserDisc (LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold, and marketed as MCA DiscoVision (also known as simply "DiscoVision") in North America in 1978.
  • U-matic
    U-matic is an analogue recording videocassette format first shown by Sony in prototype in October 1969, and introduced to the market in September 1971.
  • Magnetic tape
    Magnetic tape is a medium for magnetic recording, made of a thin, magnetizable coating on a long, narrow strip of plastic film.
  • Parchment
    Parchment is a material made from processed animal skin and used—mainly in the past—for writing on.
  • Open NAND Flash Interface Working Group
    The Open NAND Flash Interface Working Group (ONFI or ONFi with a lower case "i"), is a consortium of technology companies working to develop open standards for NAND flash memory and devices that communicate with them.
  • Defragmentation
    In the maintenance of file systems, defragmentation is a process that reduces the amount of fragmentation.
  • Solid-state drive
    A solid-state drive (SSD, also known as a solid-state disk) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently.
  • LightScribe
    LightScribe was an optical disc recording technology, created by the Hewlett-Packard Company, that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.
  • Microform
    Microforms are any forms, either films or paper, containing microreproductions of documents for transmission, storage, reading, and printing.
  • Floppy disk
    A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles.
  • Blu-ray
    Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
  • Data cluster
    In computer file systems, a cluster or allocation unit is a unit of disk space allocation for files and directories.
  • High-density storage media
    High-density storage for data storage devices like floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, or HDDs refers to the amount of information they manage.
  • Floppy disk variants
    The floppy disk is a ubiquitous data storage and transfer device from the mid-1970s well into the 2000s.
  • Magnetic storage
    Magnetic storage or magnetic recording is the storage of data on a magnetised medium.
  • DVD-Video
    DVD-Video is a consumer video format used to store digital video on DVD discs, and is currently the dominant consumer video format in Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia.
  • Logical block addressing
    Logical block addressing (LBA) is a common scheme used for specifying the location of blocks of data stored on computer storage devices, generally secondary storage systems such as hard disk drives.
  • GameKey
    GameKeys are expansion modules made by Jakks Pacific for the purpose of adding games to GameKey-ready entries in their Plug It In & Play TV Games product line.
  • History of the floppy disk
    A floppy disk is a disk storage medium composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, readable by a floppy disk drive (FDD), and sealed in a rectangular plastic carrier lined with fabric which serves the purpose of keeping the data storage disk free of foreign particles such as dust.
  • Marcel Vogel
    Marcel Joseph Vogel (April 14, 1917 – February 12, 1991) was a research scientist working at the IBM San Jose Research Center for 27 years.
  • Compact disc
    Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format, co-developed by Philips and Sony.
  • CD-R
    CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a digital optical disc storage format.