1.2. Identify Principles of Personal Computer Storage

Any PC is a complex machine. It could be described as a melting pot of various technologies and products, manufactured by a host of companies in many different countries. This diversity is a great advantage because it gives the PC its versatility. However, these components don't always "melt" together into a unified whole without the help of a technician. The different products—whether they're hard disks, network cards, sound cards, or memory boards—must share one processor and one motherboard and therefore must be designed to work in harmony. For this reason, configuration of the computer components is especially emphasized on the A+ Essentials exam, and nearly one-third of the exam's question ...

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