Is a printer used for temporary storage of data?

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Can a printer be used for temporary storage of data?
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A printer buffer is primarily allocated within the computer memory (RAM) or the storage disk. When multiple print jobs are sent to the printer, each of them is stored in a logical print queue within the printer buffer. The print spooler then retrieves documents from the printer buffer on FIFO mode i.e. the print job that came first will be printed first. When the printer is finished printing the current document, it will then print the first document in the queue. When all documents in the print queue are printed, the printer buffer is purged by default.

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  • Harisheldon

    If you desire an answer to your question, you are going to need to give us some more information that you have.  A printer can be used anywhere, as long as it has the proper print drivers installed.

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  • Harisheldon
    Now that I re-read your question, the answer is yes and no. It can be used as stored on the RAM, but, that is if you know how to store the information. I have read where hackers have stored their data in those locations because no one thinks to look there.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Sounds like a home work based query. What type of printer you have or model/manufacturer etc. Are you asking for data buffer/ printer buffer. Please back with more details.
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