Volatile Storage

  • (noun): Computer storage that is erased when the power is turned off.

Some articles on storage, volatile storage, volatile:

Data Maintenance - Implementation: Database Management Systems - Database Storage - Data Storage Types
... These two examples are respectively for two major storage types Nonvolatile storage can maintain its bit states (0s and 1s) without electrical power supply, or when power supply is interrupted ... Sophisticated storage units, which can, in fact, be effective dedicated parallel computers that support a large amount of nonvolatile storage, typically must include also components ... see the EMC Symmetrix) and thus maintain the content of the volatile storage parts intact ...
External Memory Algorithms - Characteristics of Storage - Volatility
... Non-volatile memory Will retain the stored information even if it is not constantly supplied with electric power ... It is suitable for long-term storage of information ... Volatile memory Requires constant power to maintain the stored information ...

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