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The physical material which stores computer information. Comes in two basic types - Fixed and Removable - and a variety of flavours:-

Hard Disk, Floppy Disk, Compact Disc, Laser Disk, Magneto-Optical Disk, Zip Disk, Super Floppy, Magnetic Tape Reel, Magnetic Tape Cartridge, Digital Audio Tape, Paper Tape, and so on and so forth.

Each of these have their 'for' and 'against' lobby groups, and there are no 'best' media, only the 'most appropriate' for a given organisation in given circumstances.

Irrespective of which media are used, they will contain important data, and therefore must be used and stored under properly controlled conditions.

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