CHAPTER 13Removable Media

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Describe 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 PC since its introduction back in 1980. Back then, the only removable media available was 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 PC. Over time, higher-capacity removable media technologies were ...

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