Built-in device

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  • Built-in storage devices, also known as internal storage devices, are backing storage devices found within a computer.
  • The most common forms of built-in storage devices are hard drives and solid state devices.
  • Portable computing devices are more likely to use solid state devices, because they aren't affected by movement and use less power than hard drives.
  • Laptops, desktops and servers are more likely to use hard drives, because large amounts of storage are cheaper.

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