Random Access Memory (RAM)

Random access memory (RAM) is a hardware device that allows information to be stored and retrieved from a computer. It is a form of storage that stores data and machine code currently being used and allows data to be read or written almost instantly, regardless of the location of the data inside the memory. RAM is volatile memory, meaning it needs power to keep the data! Click on "Tech Brief" to learn more about RAM, the history behind it, and the future looking forward.