Technology in Action
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 491 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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What kind of data is saved on the hard disk drive? The hard disk drive is a
nonvolatile storage device, meaning it holds the data and instructions your
computer needs permanently, even after the computer is turned off. Today's hard
drives, with ...
Storage devices for a typical personal computer include the hard disk drive,
floppy disk drive, Zip disk drive, USB flash drives, and CD and DVD drives. When
you turn off your computer, the data stored to these devices is saved. These
The thin metal platters that make up a hard drive are covered with a special
magnetic coating that enables the data to be recorded onto one or both sides of
the platter. Hard disk manufacturers prepare the disks to hold data through a
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Understanding the Parts
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