auxiliary storage


General Science


  • noun any data storage medium that is not the main high speed computer storage (RAM)


  • Any device that a computer uses as a storage medium. For example, disk drives or tape drives.
  • Additional computer storage beyond that in the main storage.
  • synonymauxiliary memory
  • A form of high-speed computer memory which accessed through a high-speed data channel. Unlike RAM, this memory is not directly addressable by the CPU.