Secondary storage

In this lesson, you will be introduced to secondary storage and take an in-depth look at solid-state storage. You will discover the need for secondary storage, through assessing the devices you have learnt about already. By the end of the lesson, learners will be able to explain how solid-state storage works, and describe the advantages and disadvantages of such devices.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of the following are characteristics of RAM? (Select all that apply)

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Q2.What is usually stored on the ROM inside your computer?

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Q3.What impact does larger RAM have on the operation of a computer?

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Q4.How many levels of cache are typically in a computer system?

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Q5.What feature of cache allows it to improve the performance of a computer?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of the following are characteristics of RAM? (Select all that apply)

Select two (2) boxes

1/5

Q2.What is usually stored on the ROM inside your computer?

2/5

Q3.What impact does larger RAM have on the operation of a computer?

3/5

Q4.How many levels of cache are typically in a computer system?

4/5

Q5.What feature of cache allows it to improve the performance of a computer?

5/5

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Secondary storage

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Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which features of RAM make it unsuitable for long term storage? (Select all that apply)

Select three (3) boxes

1/5

Q2.What features of ROM make it unsuitable for long term storage? (Select all that apply)

Select three (3) boxes

2/5

Q3.What are the three categories of secondary storage?

3/5

Q4.Solid state drives are fast to read and write and take less energy to run than other devices. Which feature allows them to do this?

4/5

Q5.Which device has faster read and write speeds?

5/5

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Quiz:

Secondary storage

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which features of RAM make it unsuitable for long term storage? (Select all that apply)

Select three (3) boxes

1/5

Q2.What features of ROM make it unsuitable for long term storage? (Select all that apply)

Select three (3) boxes

2/5

Q3.What are the three categories of secondary storage?

3/5

Q4.Solid state drives are fast to read and write and take less energy to run than other devices. Which feature allows them to do this?

4/5

Q5.Which device has faster read and write speeds?

5/5

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