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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gramoo55, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. gramoo55

    gramoo55 Thread Starter

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    i am kind of confused as to the difference between online storage and
    memory. i only have 512gb memory but i have fast internet and my norton
    keeps saying my online storage is full and i need to buy more. could you
    please help me to understand. thank you in advance.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Memory is not storage. Memory is a temporary location for data on the chips of your system board. Programs go there to run and data is loaded there for programs. It goes blank when the machine is turned off.

    Online storage is storage space on a server somewhere on the internet. Some people store files on the internet so that they are accessible from other locations, or in case the system fails, as a backup.
     
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