Is ram a secondary storage device?
yes ,ram is secondary memory.
No, RAM is not a storage device. RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is actually a type of primary memory. Primary memory has two types, RAM and ROM. True RAM temporarily stores data, mainly during processing, but it cannot be classified as a secondary storage device. It is in fact part of primary memory!
A hard disk is known as a storage device (and vice versa) because the terms are interchangeable. Your hard drive on your computer is known as secondary storage (RAM is primary storage). This secondary storage is where nearly everything (music, documents, pictures, videos, etc.) is stored on your computer. It goes by the name of Hard drive, hard disk, storage device, and many other names.
Primary Storage Device are the memory devices Like RAM. These are generally volatile i.e the data stored by them gets destroyed when the computer restarts or is turned off.There are available in the capacity 1GB, 2GB,4GB but there capacity is significantly lower then secondary storage device.They are also faster than Secondary storage devices. Secondary Storage device retain the data even when the computer is turned off. HDD, FDD,CDs/DVDs/Tape Media, Pen Drive are example of these…
Secondary Memory-: is long term storage device which uses the help of input and output channels to access information.The content in it must first be copied into the primary storage (RAM) for CPU to process . It does not lose the data when device is powered off .It is nonvolatile. Eg: Hard Disk(HD),Floppy ,CD.Its Ram-random access memory to the device 3.5 &5.7 .