Non-volatile memory

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Computer hard driveNV or Non-volatile memory is a term used to describe any memory or storage that is saved regardless if the power to the computer is on or off. The best example of non-volatile memory and storage is a computer hard drive, flash memory, and ROM. If data is stored on a hard drive, it will remain on that drive regardless if the power is interrupted, which is why it is the best place to store your data and documents. Non-volatile memory also stores your computer's time and system settings even when the power is off.

Tip: See our NVRAM definition for further information about Non-volatile memory, examples, and further information.

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