Technology in Action
Pearson/Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 649 pages
For introductory courses in computer concepts or computer literacy often including instruction in Microsoft Office.
A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today's Student! Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media.
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FIGURE 2.24 The hard disk drive holds all the data and instructions that the
computer needs, even after the power is turned off. Although the photo here ...
External drive bays house floppy disk and CD drives, for example. Empty external
With early computers, operating systems were not permanently stored on the
hard drive but were instead loaded into the system from a floppy disk. (That's how
DOS, or Disk Operating System, got its name.) If you have ever had a hard disk ...
Another factor affecting a hard disk's speed is access time (or the speed with
which it locates data for processing). ... The floppy disk, with a storage capacity of
1.44 MB, holds the least amount of data but is the most inexpensive form of
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