Learners should have studied the following:
the need for secondary storage

common types of storage:

a.  optical
b.  magnetic
c.  solid state
suitable storage devices and storage media for a given application, and the advantages and disadvantages of these, using characteristics:
a.  capacity
b.  speed  
c.  portability
d.  durability
e.  reliability
f.  cost.
data capacity and calculation of data capacity requirements

Choose from the following to help you learn:


CAMBRIDGE Computer Science:  
Page 176 Section "Secondary storage devices" which continues on to page 178.
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Page 11. Section "Secondary Storage devices" which continues through "Optical Devices" on to page 14.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition): 
Page 14. Section "Secondary Storagewhich continues on to page 18.
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012): 
Page 28. Sections "SECONDARY STORAGEwhich continues on to page 31.
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition)
Page 13 - R7. Storage Technologies & Media. Whole page.
Page 15 - R8. Storage Devices. Whole page.
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Page 22. Sections "Secondary storage", "Magnetic devices" continued onto Page 24 and,
Page 24. Section "Optical diskscontinued onto Page 25.
Page 26. Section "Capacitycontinued onto Page 27.
Page 27. Section "Choice of secondary storagecontinued onto Page 28.

Web Sites

BBC Bitesize: Page 6 "Storage" and Page 7 "Optical & tape storage"
Cambridge MOOC: Section 25 "Secondary Storage" and Section 26 "Storage devices"
Wikipedia:  Secondary storageMagneticOptical and Solid State  
Simple Wikipedia: Computer data storage  
Techopedia:  Secondary storage deviceMagneticOptical and Solid State
Cambridge Digital: n/a
Teach-ICT: THEORY 1 to 4 and 6 to 8


CraignDave:  Watch from 0:00 to 1:23 (the need for secondary storage) 
Watch from 0:00 to 6:04 (Common types of storage)  

Watch from 0:00 to 9:45 

MrMDKnight: Secondary Storage Technologies - Watch from 0:00 to 4:13 
MrMDKnight: Storage Devices and Storage Media - Watch from 0:00 to 14:34 

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