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CompTIA A+® Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition by Michael Meyers

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CHAPTER 11Hard Drive Technologies

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Explain how hard drives work

• Identify and explain the PATA and SATA hard drive interfaces

• Identify and explain the SCSI hard drive interfaces

• Describe how to protect data with RAID

• Install hard drives

• Configure CMOS and install drivers

• Troubleshoot hard drive installation

Of all the hardware on a PC, none gets more attention—or gives more anguish—than the hard drive. There’s a good reason for this: if the hard drive breaks, you lose data. As you probably know, when the data goes, you have to redo work or restore from backup—or worse. It’s good to worry about the data, because the data runs the office, maintains the payrolls, and stores the e-mail. This level ...

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