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Removable storage media refers to CD's, DVD's, Floppy discs, USB drives. Non-removeable storage media refers to RAM, and Hard Drives. So where the storage media's are found depends upon which you are 'talking' about; but generally non-removable inside the computer, removable outside of the computer.


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