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secondary storage

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noun Computers.
  1. storage, as on disk or tape, supplemental to and slower than main storage, not under the direct control of the CPU and generally contained outside it: Secondary storage for this system is contained on videodisk.
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Also called auxiliary storage, external storage, secondary memory.
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