[non-vol-uh-tl, -til or, esp. British, -tahyl] /nɒnˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl or, esp. British, -ˌtaɪl/
(of computer memory) having the property of retaining data when electrical power fails or is turned off.
also nonvolatile, 1837, from non- + volatile.
- Non-volatile memory
- Non-volatile random access memory
storage (NVRAM) Static random-access memory which is made into non-volatile storage either by having a battery permanently connected or by saving its contents to EEPROM before turning the power off and reloading it when power is restored. (1995-04-22)
- Non-volatile storage
storage (NVS, persistent storage, memory) A term describing a storage device whose contents are preserved when its power is off. Storage using magnetic media (e.g. magnetic disks, magnetic tape or bubble memory) is normally non-volatile by nature whereas semiconductor memories (static RAM and especially dynamic RAM) are normally volatile but can be made into non-volatile […]
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