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1

Optical disk
storage device

A device for reading and writing to optical disks using lasers

2

Optical
medium

Storage media that hold content in digital form using microscopic pits/patterns that are written and read by a laser e.g. CDs

3

Magnetic
storage

Is backing store in which magnetised, flat circular rotating plates or tapes, are used for storing digital data.

4

Magnetic
medium

The magnetically coated material e.g. disks or tapes

5

Solid state

Non-volatile storage device consisting of an array of semiconductors that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory.

6

Solid state
medium

Non-volatile an array of semiconductors.

7

Fragmentation

Related data is split and stored on different parts of the disk

8

Defragmentation

Process of physically moving together elements from the same file in order to improve performance in terms of access read and write speeds on a magnetic
HDD.