What's the difference between a storage device and a storage medium?

...or are they the same thing?

11 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    It`s a good question there is a difference but it`s tricky. Storage device is something that you can store data on it like pen drive, external hardisk, internal hardisk and cd/dvd.On the other hand storage medium is where to put them into your storage device like cd for example its a storage device but the medium is cd or dvd .Hard disk is a storage device but the medium is solid state disks.It`s not so easy to explane but I think that you now have a better idea of the difference .

  • 3 years ago

    Storage Mediums

  • 5 years ago

    A storage device is almost always an input device for example a DVD drive. A storage medium mostly input too but they are used get inserted into a storage device and get the data from the computer or display it on the monitor screen. For example a DVD (storage medium) is inserted in a DVD drive (storage device)

  • 4 years ago

    The storage medium is a chip or physical material on which data, instructions and information are stored(e.g floppy disks, optical discs, hard disks, etc.) whereas the storage device is a computer hardware that records and / or retrieves items to and from storage media (e.g RAM, floppy drives, ZIP drives, and other disks drive)

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    storage device is the device u use to store the data required.but the storage medium is exactly the technical name given to that device.it has a very tiny defference.

  • 3 years ago

    Media is what holds the information, e.g. disk platen, CD, magnetic stripe.

    Device is what uses the media and provides a physical interface.

  • 4 years ago

    the media is what the information is stored on i.e. a cd. the device is the hardware that recored the media, i.e. a cd burner

  • 4 years ago

    Yeah very very dump guys

  • 8 years ago

    Same ting

  • 6 years ago

    no ******* clue what you just said. sounds exactally the same to me

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