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Encyclopedia > Volatile memory

Volatile memory refers to computer memory that must be powered to maintain its data. Examples of volatile memory are DRAM and SRAM.


Volatile memory will be lost when the system is powered down. To prevent such data lost, a secondary memory is installed to store the data.


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Memory information page (5493 words)
Memory cells are etched onto a silicon wafer in an array of columns (bitlines) and rows (wordlines).
Flash memory is a type of EEPROM that uses in-circuit wiring to erase by applying an electrical field to the entire chip or to predetermined sections of the chip called blocks.
A ferroelectric memory cell consists of a ferroelectric capacitor and a (metal oxide semiconductor) MOS transistor.
non-volatile memory: Information from Answers.com (1140 words)
Non-volatile memory is typically used for the task of secondary storage, or long-term persistent storage.
One of the earliest forms of non-volatile read-only memory, the mask-programmed ROM was prewired at the design stage to contain specific data; once the mask was used to manufacture the integrated circuits, the data was cast in stone (or at least in silicon) and could not be changed.
This is a volatile memory chip (which loses its data if power is removed) to which a battery has been added in order to preserve the contents in the absence of external power.
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