Non-Volatile Storage (NVS)
Definition - What does Non-Volatile Storage (NVS) mean?
Non-volatile storage is also known as nonvolatile memory.
Techopedia explains Non-Volatile Storage (NVS)
Numerous organizations are engaged in developing non-volatile storage models that have the same speed and capabilities of volatile RAM. These technologies not only save energy, but also permit computers to be switched on and off very quickly, skipping the time-consuming start-up and shutdown routine.
Non-volatile data storage can be classified into two types:
- Mechanically Addressed Systems: This includes optical disks, hard disks, holographic memory, magnetic tapes, etc.
- Electrically Addressed Systems (read-only memory): These are more expensive, but faster, than mechanically addressed systems, which are affordable, but slow.