Difference Between Internal and External Memory

Q16. Distinguish between internal and external memory.

Ans. The term “memory” has two different meanings in the context of computer components. One meaning, which most commonly involves RAM (random access memory), is a computer component used to temporarily hold data for processing by the computer. The other meaning is as a form of rewritable permanent storage, specifically one using a system called “flash memory.” In a computer, internal memory normally means RAM, while external memory means flash memory storage devices such as a USB stick. The biggest difference is that RAM is cleared whenever the computer is shut down, while data on flash memory storage remains until you delete or replace it.

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