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

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CHAPTER 13Removable Media

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Explain and install floppy disk drives

• Demonstrate the variations among flash drives and other tiny drives

• Identify and install optical-media technology

• Troubleshoot removable media

Removable media refers to any type of mass storage device that you may use in one system and then physically remove from that system and use in another. Removable media has been a part of the personal PC since its first introduction back in 1980. Granted, back then the only removable media available were floppy disks, but being able to move programs and data easily from one machine to another was quickly established as one of the strongest points of the personal computer. Over time, higher-capacity ...

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