Storage and memory, while connected, fulfill separate roles in a computer. Memory meets temporary data access needs and storage retains data and other files over the long term
Brett Cooper, Rodney Brown and Stacey Peterson write in
"The terms memory and storage both refer to a computer's internal storage space. Memory is where an application puts the data it uses during processing. A storage drive is where data is placed for long- or short-term retention.
The storage drive was traditionally an HDD, but SSDs with flash memory modules are now commonly used for primary storage. System memory, often referred to as random-access memory (RAM), is faster than disk or flash storage, but it's also usually more expensive on a per-gigabyte basis..."
Read More ...