How Caching Works - Caching greatly increases the speed of data retrieval from your computer's memory. Know how? Find out why a little cache goes a really long way!
How CDs Work - Compact discs are one of the most popular data-storage technologies. Find out how CDs (and CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs) hold and let you retrieve information!
How Computer Memory Works - Computer memory shows up in all sorts of electronic devices, from PCs to car radios to cell phones. Learn about the different memory systems in use today.
How Flash Memory Works - Flash memory is the essential component in solid-state hard disks and digital cameras. It retains data even without a power source. Learn all about the memory that never forgets.
How Floppy Disk Drives Work Floppy disk drives have been around since the birth of personal computing -- find out how they work!
How Hard Disks Work - Your hard disk holds all of the information available on your computer. Take a look inside this incredibly precise storage mechanism!
How Holographic Memory Will Work - Holographic memory could potentially store terabytes of data in a 1 centimeter cube. Learn how it will work!
How Magnetic RAM Will Work - Magnetic RAM could begin to replace both dynamic RAM and Flash memory as soon as 2004. Find out all about MRAM and why it beats out current memory technology.
How RAM Works - Random access memory (RAM) is as important to your computer's operation as the CPU. Find out how RAM works, how much you need and which type of RAM is best!
How Removable Storage Works - New devices can store hundreds of megabytes (and even gigabytes) of data. Learn about the three major storage technologies.
How ROM Works - Read-only memory is essential to your computer. You'll also find ROM in video games, cell phones and microwaves. Learn about the different types of ROM and how they're used!
How Virtual Memory Works - Virtual memory makes your computer act like it has a lot more RAM than it does. Find out what virtual memory is and how it increases the speed of your PC.