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Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Certification Passport, Fourth Edition (Exams 220-701 & 220-702), 4th Edition by Mike Meyers

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CHAPTER 8Hard Drives

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Objective 8.01 Hard Drive Technologies

Objective 8.02 Installing Hard Drives

Objective 8.03 Partitioning and Formatting

Objective 8.04 Protecting Data with RAID

Objective 8.05 Maintaining and Troubleshooting Hard Drives

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Hard drives store operating systems (OSs), applications, and data so that they’re available when the PC powers up. Because they store data, hard drives hold a central place in the computer. If the drive dies, all the data dies, too, and that’s not a good thing!

This chapter looks at five aspects of hard drives in the PC: various hard drive technologies so you can make excellent recommendations ...

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