Volatile Memory

Volatile memory, also known as volatile storage, is computer memory that requires power to maintain the stored information, in other words it needs power to reach the computer memory. Volatile memory retains the information as long as power supply is on, but when power supply is off or interrupted the stored memory is lost; unlike non-volatile memory which does not require a maintained power supply. It has been less popularly known as temporary memory.

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Silicon Storage Technology - History
... Bing Yeh and a team of engineers developed a non-volatile memory technology company called "SuperFlash" for code or data storage in electronic systems and ... Non-volatile memory devices retain data without a continuous supply of power ... electronic system requires non-volatile memory to store a basic instruction set critical to the operation of the system ...
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 ... Volatile memory Requires constant power to maintain the stored information ... The fastest memory technologies of today are volatile ones (not a universal rule) ...
... Non-volatile memory, nonvolatile memory, NVM or non-volatile storage is computer memory that can retain stored information even when not powered ... Examples of non-volatile memory include read-only memory, flash memory, ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM), most types of magnetic computer storage devices (e.g ... Non-volatile memory is typically used for the task of secondary storage, or long-term persistent storage ...

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