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Auxiliary storage

In telecommunication, the term auxiliary storage has the following meanings:

1. Storage that is available to a processor only through its input/output channels.

2. In a computer, any storage that is not internal memory, i.e., is not random access memory (RAM).

Note: Examples of auxiliary storage media are magnetic diskettes, optical disks including CD ROM, and magnetic tape cassettes.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C

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