For those less familiar with the individual hardware components and processes of computers and IT systems, it can be a daunting task to try and decide what is best for your needs. For example, when it comes to how data is handled in terms of storage, synchronization, and use by a Central Processing Unit (CPU), one may ask whether RAM or FIFO is best for a particular need. These two things are sometimes conflated with one another with the fact that they handle batches of data. However, they perform different roles, and one is a type of hardware while another is simply a method of organizing data structures. To help you better understand the differences between RAM and FIFO, we will discuss their individual capabilities and uses in this blog.