Essential Peripherals

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 ...

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