Smart TV: What is the difference between RAM and ROM?


Since the popularity of smartphones, the concepts of RAM and ROM have often been confused by consumers, because after all, the units of both are MB or GB, and both are related to storage. So what is the difference between RAM and ROM in a smart TV?

1. RAM​

RAM is called random access memory, that is, running memory. It supports the operation of smart TV application software and stores data exchanges after the smart TV application software runs. That is, RAM determines how many background programs your smart TV can run. Of course, the larger the RAM, the faster the TV runs. Once the smart TV is turned off, the data in RAM will be lost and will not be restored after turning on.


2. ROM​

ROM is called read-only memory, that is, it can only be read but not written at will. In other words, only the data inside can be read, and the data inside cannot be modified and deleted at will, just like the system files cannot be modified before the Android system Root.

But why can we store photos in it? In fact, the current concept of ROM also includes the concept of "writing" (deleting and modifying files), especially in the Android system. Therefore, the ROM contains a part of the space occupied by the TV system, and the remaining space can be used to store your videos, photos, music, etc., and you can delete and modify it at will.


3. What's the difference?​

The storage file only occupies the ROM space and does not affect the RAM space. Moreover, the size of the ROM space has minimal impact on the operating speed of the system; the most important factor affecting the operating speed of the smart TV is RAM.

In simple terms, RAM determines how many applications (including foreground and background) your smart TV can run at the same time; and ROM determines how many videos, music, software and other files your smart TV can store.