Meaning – The term medium, refers to a physical carrier of electrical energy. More commonly known as digital media or medium, media is a term used to describe computer storage.
Many of today’s computers no longer come with physical media disc drives making physical media more obsolete. However, USB flash drives and other storage devices are still required and used today. So, all types of physical media are not obsolete, but earlier physical media like floppy diskettes, tape drives, and in many cases disc drives are obsolete.
Media is a term to describe multimedia data.
When referring to a collaboration of data or social sharing of data, this type of media is referred to as social media.
Example of usage – “a floppy diskette, CD, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and USB flash drives are all physical media used to store data.”