Definition[edit | edit source]
|“||includes disk drives, tapes, cartridges, diskettes, or cassettes used to store data magnetically.||”|
|“||[is a] class of storage device that uses only magnetic storage media for persistent storage.||”|
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.