Magnetic Storage: Definition, Devices & Examples


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How are magnetic media used to store digital data?

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1. Magnetic storage is considered a non-volatile type of storage. What does this mean?

2. How are data stored on a magnetic medium read?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your knowledge of magnetic storage devices. Quiz topics include how magnetic media is used to store digital data as well as why magnetic storage is considered non-volatile.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How digital data is stored
  • Meaning of non-volatile storage
  • Process that allows for the data to be read
  • Whether magnetic storage is read-only
  • Devices using magnetic storage

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how digital data is stored and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of non-volatile storage
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related magnetic storage devices lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson Magnetic Storage: Definition, Devices & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what magnetic storage is
  • Identify the purpose of magnetic storage
  • Describe how such storage contains your valuable media
  • Explain the importance of zeroes and ones to magnetic storage
  • Appreciate the various types of storage and their respective benefits