What is Disk Space?

Disk storage refers to devices that store data. However, you’ll also encounter cloud storage, where data is stored on a virtual platform. Web hosts typically provide disk storage with their hosting plans.

More About Disk Space

Disk space units are generally measured in sizable numbers of bytes, such as kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes. Each unit is 1024 times larger than the previous unit.

The term was originally coined in the 1950s to describe the storage area on a hard disk drive. These hard disk drives had internal disk-shaped platters that rotated quickly.

Although modern storage devices come in other forms, including cloud storage, the term “disk space” is still widely used.

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