Primary storage

Primary storage of a computer is a kind of memory used to store data temporary and for short periods of time.

All input data are loaded onto primary storage of a computer to be executed by CPU subsequently.

It is impossible to load and run a computer software without using this memory type.

Primary storage is a volatile and very high speed memory type and data read/load takes place much faster comparing to secondary storage mediums.

Volatile memories are used to store data temporarily and the stored data is lost when the computer is turned off.

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