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What is the difference between Hard Drive and Memory?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Oct 06, 2020

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B. Mary

B. Mary

Health comes first, and I happen to know a lot about health.

B. Mary
B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered Nov 08, 2019

Some may get confused with the differences between hard drive and RAM, mainly because they do not know the functions of these two. The hard drive is in charge of keeping all of your data and files even when you turn off your computer. The moment that you save it, it will be there unless your hard drive breaks down.

The RAM stands for Random Access Memory, but you should not confuse it with the hard drive. This is in charge of the speed of your computer when it is doing different processes. For example, when you are playing games, how fast the game will load will also depend on your RAM.

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G. Deacon

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G. Deacon, Civil Engineer, B.E(Bachelor of Engineering), Trenton, New Jersey

Answered Nov 04, 2019

The hard drive is also referred to as a hard disk. This refers to where your hard drive is stored. This will hold details regarding your operating system, and all of your important data can be stored here, as well. The memory may seem like the place where you may store your files, but actually, this is the component of your computer that will make sure that it will work fast.

Your computer’s stability will depend so much on the memory, which explains why you need to look for a RAM with a fast capacity to make the most out of the use of your computer. The more programs that are open, the more memory that is being used by your computer.

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