How is data stored on a computer?

You can save photos, music, videos, games and lots of other things on a computer.

If you have too many things stored the computer memory will get full. Different things take up different amounts of space.

Watch this video to find out how a computer stores data

The biggest file

Photos and videos can be stored on a computer, but which files take up the most space?

A video is the larger file. A video is made of lots of photos, shown quickly, one after the other. It contains sound too. It will need more data.

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