auxiliary storage

Definitions

General Science

Computing

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

Electronics

  • 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.
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