FILE STORAGE



Local Storage includes physical hardware such as external hard drives, flash drives, and CDs. As its name suggests, local storage is kept nearby.

    Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • The data is under your control
    Cons
  • Your data isn't accessible unless you have the hardware with you
  • External hard drives or CDs can fail or break
  • Can be stolen


Cloud Storage refers to any program owned by a third party that allows you to upload your data using the Internet.

    Pros
  • All you need is an Internet connection to access your data
  • Your Data is encrypted.
  • You don't have to store your data in a physical disks
Cons
  • Cloud storage requires an Internet connection for access