What is the difference between Hard drive space and Memory (or RAM)?

What is the difference between Hard Drive space and Memory (or RAM)?

By Jeandre de Beer

hdd vs ram


Many times you hear people talking about the amount of disk space or memory their computers have.

At times your IT support person may have suggested that your computer is slow due to low memory.



You then checked your hard drive space and noticed that you have more than 50% free – so how can your computer be running out of memory then?


The short answer is hard drive space or disk space is not the same as memory or RAM.


What is Memory or RAM?

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