Information in simple English


RAM (Random Access Memory) is a hardware component of a computer system. Its name random access memory provides a hint for its functions, that is, a short-term memory that can be read / write any physical location. It is the most important component as it gives place to process, store and access data on a short-term basis.


There are many types, most common two of them are here,

Static RAM (SRAM)

It is a volatile memory, which means data is lost when power is removed. It has a lower access time but is much faster. It uses transistors to work. It stores an on-chip type of memory.

Dynamic RAM (DRAM)

It is a specific type of RAM we see in modern desktops and laptops, has a characteristic of off-chip memory. It has higher access time but slower. It uses capacitors to work.