Differences between Primary and Secondary Storage

primary storage

VS

secondary storage



PRIMARY STORAGE

SECONDARY STORAGE

All secondary storage is permanent

All secondary storage is permanent

Primary storage is expensive and smaller

Secondary storage is usually cheaper and large

Primary storage is smaller in capacity

Secondary storage is bigger capacity

- Primary storage is usually faster therefore more expensive

- Primary storage is closer to the CPU and/or is integrated onto it and therefore is faster

Secondary storage is closer to the CPU via cables and therefore is slower

Example : RAM, L2 Cache

Example : Hard Drive, CD-ROM

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