Chapter 8

Mass Storage Technologies

Lab Exercises

8.01     Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives

8.02     Choosing External Hard Drives

8.03     Comparing Solid-State Drives and Magnetic Hard Drives

8.04     Choosing an M.2 SSD

8.05     Troubleshooting Hard Drive Installations

8.06     Configuring a Hardware RAID

Lab Analysis Test

Key Term Quiz

Goodbye jumpers! Hard drives used to be a lot more complicated to install and configure than they are today. Nowadays, the dominance of the SATA interface and solid-state storage technology makes mass storage fairly quick to install and usually painless to configure. The CompTIA A+ 1001 exam objectives reflect the sea change in mass storage, removing the bugaboo of IDE and SCSI settings and CMOS configuration ...

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