Storage Devices- Pros and Cons

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  • Created on: 10-05-18 09:26
Hard Disk Drives- Pros
Large Storage Capacity, Low Cost on a per byte basis, Very reliable.
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Hard Disk Drives- Cons
Slower than SSDs at loading data, External HDDs are not as portable as some other options.
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Solid State Drives - Pros
Very fast data read/write speeds, Low power consumption, Extremely reliable as they have no moving parts which are suseptable to damage
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SD Cards- Pros
Very small and portable, Easy to Transfer between devices with SD card readers
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SD Cards- Cons
Very small storage capacity, greater capacity is costly, Various enhancements to the standards resulting in potential compatability problems, for example SDHC and SDXC, can be lost easily due to size
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USB Memory Sticks- Pros
Extremely portable, Compatible with most computer systems via USB ports
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USB Memory Sticks- Cons
Storage capacity low compared to SSDs and HDDs, Only have a certain amount of writes before they break, Due to size they can be lost easily.
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Optical Disks- Pros
Small and portable, Most devices have a built in capbility reader to read optical disks, if external reading devices are needed they are relatably cheap
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Optical Disks- Cons
Archival stability of writable media can be questionable, Fragile and easy to damage
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Magnetic Tape- Pros
Very large Storage capacity, very cheap
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Magnetic Tape- Cons
Data is accessed serially which is very slow, requires specialist equipment for recording and reading data
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Slower than SSDs at loading data, External HDDs are not as portable as some other options.

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Hard Disk Drives- Cons

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Very fast data read/write speeds, Low power consumption, Extremely reliable as they have no moving parts which are suseptable to damage

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Very small and portable, Easy to Transfer between devices with SD card readers

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Very small storage capacity, greater capacity is costly, Various enhancements to the standards resulting in potential compatability problems, for example SDHC and SDXC, can be lost easily due to size

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