Computer Hardware

ICT

Hard Drive / SSD

A Hard Drive is a device for storing and retrieving information, mainly computer data. It has one or more rapidly rotating disks that hold the data, covered with a magnetic material.

SSD stands for Solid State Drive and it is a data storage device and stores data. SSDs do not have any moving mechanical components, which takes them away from traditional magnetic disks such as hard drives or floppy disks.

SSD stands for Solid State Drive and it is a data storage device and stores data. SSDs do not have any moving mechanical components, which takes them away from traditional magnetic disks such as hard drives or floppy disks.

CPU

CPU is the abbreviation for Central Processing Unit. The CPU is the brains of the computer and it is where the calculations of the computer take place. The CPU is the most important element in the computer system. CPU’s get hot while they work so there are fans in the computer to help it cool down.

Monitor

A Monitor is a screen and displays information, it is an electronic visual display.

Optical Drive

An Optical drive can read CD's, DVD's and blue ray. The Optical drive comes out the side of either a monitor or the side of a laptop. An Optical drive is another way to read information, so if you store some information onto a disk, you will be able to look at that information if you put the disk into the Optical drive.

RAM

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. The Random Access Memory device allows stored data to be accessed in nearly the same amount of time for any storage location, so data can be accessed quickly in any random order.