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CompTIA A+ overview of System components
A+ for Dummies, Book 1, chapter 4, system components
Terms in this set (13)
Central Processing Unit, completes calculations from the OS, controls access to system memory, GHz, MHz, , millions of instructions per second
store data: OS, apps, output of apps or user data
are nonvolatile devices that store data.
Solid state drive
SSD are like hard drives, they are internal drives to store data, unlike hard drives, they have no moving parts but use flash memory to store data
standard hard drives with a small integrated SSD (4-16GB used to cache data from the larger 1-4TB drive. Useful for typical office tasks but not media production or hosting VM
CD-ROM and DVD drives
Magnetic tape drives
These drives are used for making backup copies of large volumes of data.
Removable peripheral device and most recognized example of SSD. Also known as a thumb or jump drive.
Integrated drive electronics, ATA (advanced technology attachments) or PATA (parallel ATA) after the arrival of SATA
Serial ATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a new standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems
Small Computer System Interface. Set of standards used to connect peripherals to computers. Commonly used for SCSI hard disks and/ or tape drives.
Serial Attached SCSI