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What are characteristics of ROM?

Asked by Genewen_elfen, Last updated: Jul 11, 2024

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J. Alfie

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Answered Dec 15, 2020

ROM stands for reading only memory. It is a permanent type of memory in which the content is not lost when the power supply is switched off. There are different types of ROM, which include erasable programmable read-only memory, programmable read-only memory, electrically erasable programmable read only memory, and mask ROM.

The processor can directly access the information that is stored in the ROM.

The characteristics of the ROM include:

1. A ROM is nonvolatile memory stores only several megabytes of data, up to 4MB or per chip
2. A ROM widely used mainly in the start-up process of a modern computer
3. you can write your data only once, and after writing, you can read your data any number of times.

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Answered Jul 23, 2020

Some important characteristics of ROM are as follows:

  • A ROM chip is used in the start-up process of a computer.
  • A ROM is a non-volatile memory.
  • ROM allows the user to read the information but can not change them.
  • ROM stores all the applications needed for the initial boot of the computer.
  • Long term memory.
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Answered Nov 03, 2017

Can not be written to/in.
Is non-volatile (if the computer is cut off, the information is still there)
Can be read.
Long-term memory
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