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secondary storage

n. a data storage device that is not the main memory of a computer [syn: auxiliary storage, external storage]

Usage examples of "secondary storage".

The standard operating system for each of the computer cores lay in secondary storage, waiting to return her mind to its original, insentient state.

Despite the complex and seemingly robust construction of these systems, it wasn't altogether an unknown occurrence for an iceboat's scoops to tear loose in the furious winds, leaving the boat with only secondary storage power to take it to the nearest haven before the passengers and crew froze to death.

The tube from the primary ring fed a secondary storage ring, which was one tenth as large.

Somewhere in the mess around the farm Aybee hoped to find the secondary storage cube.

Behind the desk where the equipment was housed was a steadily growing panel providing secondary storage for what had already become the world's most complex computer.