Data Storage

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MP3 Audio Compression

The MP3 is a fresh discovery in digital music and sound.  Before MP3, there was the compact disc (CD).  The audio on a CD is translated from an analog source like a master tape, but now most audio is saved directly as digital. The MP3 process removes those sounds we can’t hear to simplify the …

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MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)

MIDI which means Musical Instrument Digital Interface is a connectivity standard for transmitting digital instrument data.  It is mainly utilized by computers, electronic keyboards and synthesizers.  It is also supported by other instruments like beatboxes, electronic drums and digital stringed instruments like guitars and violins. MIDI is a protocol designed for recording and playing back music on digital …

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Data Compression

What is Data Compression? Data compression is used everywhere.  Different file types use compressed data.  Without data compression a 3-minute song would be over 100Mb in size while a 10-minute video would be over 1Gb in size.  Data compression shrinks big files into much smaller ones.  It does this by getting rid of unneeded data …

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Data Storage Capacity

Data storage capacity refers to how much data can be saved in a storage device.  Different storage devices have different capacities.  Some have small data capacity while others have huge data capacity. Data Storage In layman’s terms, storage is a place where you put things for safekeeping or for future use.  In technical terms, data …

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Storage Devices

A storage device is a piece of computer hardware used for saving, carrying and pulling out data.  It can keep and retain information short-term or long-term.  It can be a device inside or outside a computer or server.  Other terms for storage device is storage medium or storage media. A storage device is one of …

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