AET 2050 - DAW Production

4. Data Storage Media


When considering storage media in role of digital audio:


Chapter 5.1, Desktop Audio Technology - Rumsey

Storage Media

Storage media Requirements

Two main roles for storage media:

The task at hand can define the type of media used:

Disk Drives in General

Disk drives are the most common form of storage. Some features:

Removable Media vs Removable Drives

Drive Architecture

Drive Specifications

A drive's performance can be defined by certain performance specifications.

Key specifications

Magnetic Drives

Hard Drives

The Winchester hard drive is the common hard drive found in all personal computers. Features include:

Optical Disks

Number of different types of optical drives, but all have common characteristics:

Overall Characteristics

Read/write functions

Writing methods

Flash storage