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Magnetic media

includes disk drives, tapes, cartridges, diskettes, or cassettes used to store data magnetically.[1]
[is a] class of storage device that uses only magnetic storage media for persistent storage.[2]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Magnetic media uses different patterns of magnetization in a magnetizable material to store data and is a form of non-volatile memory. The information is accessed using one or more read/write heads. Magnetic media, primarily hard disks, are widely used to store computer data as well as audio and video signals.

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