Disadvantages of Read Only Memory (ROM)

We discussed the various types of computer memories, their characteristics, advantages and disadvatages in earlier posts and so – we now elaborate more on demerits of Read Only Memory AKA ROM.

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We would say that ROM host more advantages than its negative side which is rarely focused on. Below is a list of disadvantages of ROM.

  • Its information can only be retrived (read) but user can not delete, alter or ovewrite its contents except for special types of ROM.
  • On some special types of ROM, user can only alter its contents ones.
  • Unlike RAM, incorrectly erasing ROM contents will brick the memory (makes it in un-usable).
  • ROM is slower type of memory.

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Not limiting ourselves to the above  demerits only, please consider commenting below more on disadvantages of ROM.


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