Difference Between Primary And Secondary Memory – VIP Question Grade XI

Primary Memory                      Secondary Memory

1. Primary memory may also be called as main               1. Secondary memory is also

memory or internal memory.                                               refereed as auxiliary memory.

2. It is volatile in nature and CPU has direct                     2. It is non-volatile in nature and

access to the data/information in it.                                    it’s content cannot be accessed directly.

3. It is of limited capacity and is also temporary             3. Unlike primary memory it has

in nature.                                                                                       huge storage capacity.

4. Primary memory stores the result temporarily.            4. It stores the data permanently.

5. Primary memory is of two types i.e RAM                    5. It is also of two types i.e magnetic

and ROM                                                                             and optical memory

Also Read: Operating System Note Grade XI

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