Persistent storage

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This is a basic concept in computer science

Persistent storage refers to non-volatile storage. Persistent storage is needed to store data in a non-volatile device during and after the running of a program. Be careful to clearly understand persistent storage is required not only when your computer is turned off, but also when data needs to be stored due to the end of a computer process or lack of systems resources. Classically, when the system does not have enough RAM and needs to store data on an internal disk.

To be specific persistent storage is needed when:

  1. the system is powered off
  2. another process requires volatile memory
  3. there is a need to store data during and after the running of a program


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