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INTRODUCTION TO

COMPUTING
Group Members
Lab Task
Basit Ullah khan

Shoaib khan

Ch. Muhammad Saad

Haider Ali

Salman Ahmed

Usama Ali
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING
Table of contents
Sr.No Name of Topics Page No.
1. Storage Device: Storage 1
2. Storage Media 2
3. Function of storage Devices 3
4. Examples 4
5. Hard Disk 5
6. Optical Disk 6
7. 7
Storage:
 Storage holds data, instructions, and
information for future use
 For example:
 Computers can store hundreds or millions of
customer names and addresses
 Storage holds these items permanently
Storage Media:
 A computer keeps data, instructions, and
information on storage media
 A storage device records (writes) and/or
retrieves (reads) items to and from storage
media
Function of Storage Devices:
Storage devices often function as a source of input
because they transfer items from storage to
memory
Examples:
Drives and readers/writers, which are types
of storage devices accept a specific kind of
storage media
A DVD drive (storage device) accepts a
DVD (storage media)

 A USB flash drive is a portable storage device


that is small and lightweight enough to be
transported on a keychain or in a pocket
The average USB flash drive can hold about 4
billion characters
Hard Disk:

 A hard disk provides much greater storage capacity than


a USB flash drive
The average hard disk can hold more than 320
billion characters

 Hard disks are enclosed in an airtight, sealed case


 Although some are portable, most are housed inside the
system unit
 Portable hard disks are either external or removable
An external hard disk is a separate
Optical Disc:
 An optical disc is a flat, round, portable metal
disc with a plastic coating
 Types Of Optical Disc
a. CDs
b. DVDs
c. Blu-ray Discs
a. CD
 A CD can hold from
650 million to1 billion characters
b. DVDs
 Some DVDs can store
two full-length movies or 17 billion characters
c. Blu-ray Discs
 Blu-ray Discs can store
about 46 hours of standard
video, or 100 billion characters
CHART OF STORAGE DEVICES
3.5E+09

3E+09

2.5E+09

2E+09

1.5E+09

1E+09

500000000

0
Hard disk USB CDs DVD Blu-Ray Disk

Series 1 Series 2 Series 3