The difference between the hard drive and RAM

Alot of my customers ask me “What is the difference between the hard drive and RAM?”

The hard drive is storage memory, similar to the filing cabinet in an office. Its where you put things you want to save.

RAM (or Random Access Memory) is working memory, its similar to a desk in an office. You can only place so many things on the desk top at any one time. With RAM as your desktop, you can only do as much work as you have space on your desk. When you increase the amount of RAM, your desktop gets larger so you can work on more things at once or do fewer things faster.

Next time, I will talk about the dangers of using file-sharing (aka peer-to-peer or computer-to-computer) programs.