In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Explain how to support multipurpose connectors
• Identify and install standard peripherals (that aren’t display devices) on a PC
• Identify and install standard storage devices (that aren’t SSDs or HDDs) and their media
Modern computing devices sport a variety of peripherals—stuff you plug into the system unit—that extend and enhance their capabilities. This chapter looks at common ports first, then turns to a laundry list of standard peripherals. The chapter finishes with a discussion of various mass storage devices, such as flash drives and the fading but not yet gone optical disc technologies.
Supporting Common Ports
Whenever you’re dealing with a device ...