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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Third Edition by Scott Mueller, David L. Prowse, Mark Edward Soper

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Chapter 12. Storage Devices

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Drive Interface Types—How internal and external drives connect to the system.

Hard Disk Drives—Hard drives are the most common and most important storage devices. You learn about SATA, PATA (IDE), jumpering, installation, creating arrays of redundant disks, and optimizing performance.

SSD and Flash Drives—This section discusses SSD drives and flash media, such as USB thumb drives, memory cards, and card readers, and how to use and optimize them.

RAID—The major features and benefits of RAID arrays, differences between 0, 1, 5, and 10, and how to install and configure a RAID array.

Optical Drives—This section describes the various types of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray drives ...

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