3 Storage devices and media 

Candidates should be able to: 

identify storage devices, their associated media and their uses, e.g. – magnetic backing storage media: fixed hard disks and drives, portable and removable hard disks, portable and removable hard drives, magnetic tape drives and magnetic tapes, memory cards – optical backing storage media (CD/DVD/Blu-ray): CD ROM/DVD ROM, CD R/DVD R,  CD RW/DVD RW, DVD RAM, Blu-ray discs – solid state backing storage: solid state drives, flash drives (pen drive/memory stick/USB stick) 

describe the advantages and disadvantages of the above devices