Chapter 5. Working with Storage
Understanding hard drive terminology
Discovering IDE devices
Learning how SCSI works
The serial ATA hype
Using removable storage
Working with file systems and partitions
One of the primary responsibilities of a PC technician is managing hard disks. This responsibility involves more than just partitioning and formatting disks; it also entails installing disks into the computer system and configuring the system to recognize the newly added disks.
In this chapter, you discover the skills that you need for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting hard disks. I introduce you to a new world of terminology related to hard disk installation and configuration, along with other types of storage like CD-ROMs and DVDs.
In this chapter, I also make sure that you understand the difference between IDE, SCSI, and serial ATA devices. You also see the steps required to install and configure IDE master/slave devices in a chain and the steps required to install a SCSI bus.