Mass-storage definition

Permanent peripheral storage, which is typically a hard disk drive, solid state drive (SSD) or USB drive. "Mass" is an old term that refers to large amounts of permanent storage in contrast with the smaller amount of "RAM" or "main memory," which is the computer's temporary workspace (see memory). See flash memory, USB drive, magnetic disk, optical disc and magnetic tape.
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(computing) Any form of persistent data storage technology with high capacity relative to that of the high-speed non-persistent memory of computers of its time.

The mass storage of the network consisted of 40 megabytes of Bernoulli boxes.

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