Data storage device

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A data storage device is a device for recording (storing) information (data). Recording can be done using virtually any form of energy, spanning from manual muscle power in handwriting, to acoustic vibrations in phonographic recording, to electromagnetic energy modulating magnetic tape and optical discs.

Musica Phonograph c. 1905

Media types

Phonograph cylinders

Busy-Bee Records

Columbia Records

Edison Bell

Edison Records

Electric Phono Records

Indestructible Records

Lambert Records

Pathé Records

Phonographe Système Lioret

Sterling Records

U.S. Phonograph Company

White Records