Immediate access storage

Meaning – The term immediate access storage, refers to a storage device whose access time is negligible in comparison with other operating times.

Primary storage is also known as Immediate Access Storage and is where data is stored on the main computer memory. An example of primary storage is RAM (Random Access Memory – otherwise referred to as RWM (Read Write Memory). RAM is the memory chip stored within the computer’s motherboard, where data can be read, stored, and edited. RAM is extremely fast and is where programs are usually installed, due to its ability to run programs quickly and more efficiently than Secondary storage facilities.

Example of usage“While designing the new computer system, the employees were required to study the various storage classes that are present within the system. One such type of storage that was being studied was immediate access storage.”