Volatile memory

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Computer memory aka RAMVolatile memory is a type of storage whose contents are erased when the system's power is turned off or interrupted. For example, RAM is volatile. When you are working on a document, it is kept in RAM, and if the computer loses power, your work will be lost. For this reason, you should save your document to a file on a non-volatile storage medium, such as your hard drive.

Dynamic storage, Hardware terms, Memory terms, Non-volatile