You should be able to…

  • Explain the need for secondary storage
  • Describe common storage technologies such as optical, magnetic and solid state
  • Select suitable storage devices and storage media for a given application and justify your choice using characteristics such as capacity, speed, portability, durability and reliability

TOPIC OVERVIEW (Test your knowledge)


Load the following PowerPoint and complete the slides to create a full set of notes on ‘Secondary Storage’. Use the video above and the following links to help you do this!

Secondary Storage Task

Please complete the following questions on secondary storage in the back of your book.

Secondary Storage Questions

Exam Questions

Secondary Storage Exam Questions

Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme