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    Is there any English expression for this???

    If I provide digital contents, I can do in it in digital media (streaming by instance) or in disks, Flash memory, etc. Might you tell me whether there is a word or expression that include the last concepts: Disk + Flash memory + Diskette + Magnetic Tape, etc? A direct translation from my language would be "material media", but I am sure that is not correct.

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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

    If you're asking about a term for the devices themselves, you could call them storage devices. That would everything from floppy disks to memory cards.

    Otherwise, if you're referring to the actual information stored, I'd just call it 'digital media', 'digital files', or perhaps 'electronic copies'.

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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

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    I would swear that "tangible medium" is the right expression.
    Last edited by José Manuel Rosón Bravo; 30-Aug-2015 at 19:07. Reason: Remove mistake
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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

    Digital storage media?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

    I am not so sure about "digital storage media", because some digital storage media are not material, and I need an expression meaning precisely that.

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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertBel View Post
    some digital storage media are not material
    For example?
    Last edited by Tdol; 30-Aug-2015 at 13:27. Reason: examples -> example

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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

    Quote Originally Posted by José Manuel Rosón Bravo View Post
    [Not a teacher]

    I would swear that "tangible medium" is the right expression.

    (Or "tangible media", of course.)
    I wouldn't.

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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertBel View Post
    some digital storage media are not material
    Information has to be stored somewhere and so far I know of no medium for storing digital data that does not have a physical existence- the cloud just means data centres full of servers.

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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertBel View Post
    Magnetic Tape
    I doubt it is considered digital, but I am not a teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertBel View Post
    some digital storage media are not material
    Do you mean they are spiritual?

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    Re: Is there any English expression for this???

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean they are spiritual?
    The plural would in that case have been "mediums", not "media."

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