noun, Computers.
secondary storage.
secondary storage
noun, Computers.
storage, as on disk or tape, supplemental to and slower than main storage, not under the direct control of the CPU and generally contained outside it:
Secondary storage for this system is contained on videodisk.

a slower, less expensive type of computer memory that cannot be processed directly by the central processing unit

Examples of secondary memory are floppy disks and CD-ROMs.


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