Chapter 6. Storage Devices

This chapter covers the following A+ exam topics:

Magnetic Storage Media

Optical Storage Media

Solid-State Storage Media

You can find a master list of A+ exam topics in the “Introduction.”

This chapter covers CompTIA A+ 220-801 objectives 1.5, 1.7, and 1.11 and CompTIA A+ 220-802 objective 4.3.

Everyone needs a place to store data. Whether it’s business documents, audio/video files, or data backups, users must decide on the right storage medium. This can be magnetic media such as a hard drive, optical media such as a DVD, or solid-state media such as a USB flash drive. It all depends on what is stored, and how often and where it is needed. This chapter concentrates on those three categories of media and how ...

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