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What is the difference between storage device and storage media?

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December 06, 2007 9:10AM

Actually, there is a big difference. Storage device refers to the apparatus for recording computer data. Examples are the RAM, floppy drives, ZIP drives, and other disks drives. While, storage media are the materials on which data are written and stored. Examples are the floppy disks, optical discs, hard disks, etc.