Chapter 2

Storage Devices and Power Supplies

The following CompTIA A+ 220-801 Exam objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 1.5 Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media.
    • Optical drives: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Blu-Ray
    • Combo drives and burners: CD-RW, DVD-RW, Dual Layer DVD-RW, BD-R, BD-RE
    • Connection types
    • External: USB, Firewire, eSATA, Ethernet
    • Internal SATA, IDE and SCSI: IDE configuration and setup (Master, Slave, Cable Select), SCSI IDs (0 – 15)
    • Hot swappable drives
    • Hard drives: Magnetic, 5400 rpm, 7200 rpm, 10,000 rpm, 15,000 rpm
    • Solid state/flash drives: Compact flash, SD, Micro-SD, Mini-SD, xD, SSD
    • RAID types: 0, 1, 5, 10
    • Floppy drive
    • Tape drive
    • Media capacity: CD, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD, Blu-Ray, Tape, Floppy, DL DVD

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