parts of the computer

motherboard and disk drive

what is a mother board

A motherboard sometimes known as the mainboard, system board, planar board or logic board is the main printed circuit board found in computers and other expandable systems. It holds many of the crucial electronic components of the system, such as the central processing unit (CPU) and memory, a motherboard contains significant sub-systems such as the processor and other components.
Motherboard: How does IT work?

what does the motherboard do

the motherboard is usually a rectangular board where all the computer components are plugged into.

The various motherboards have ready made parts and design that decides what can be connected. Some parts of a computer is built into a motherboard to cut cost and may compromise on on quality. This will also decide what features the computer be able to do

CPU
RAM
Display
cooling solutions
sound
network
PCI or expansion slot
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Hard Disk Working | How does a hard disk work | Hard Drive

how does the disk drive work

Nearly every desktop computer and server in use today contains one or more hard-disk drives. Every main frame and super computer is normally connected to hundreds of them. You can even find VCR-type devices and camcorders that use hard disks instead of tape.These billions of hard disks do one thing well -- they store changing digital information in a relatively permanent form. They give computers the ability to remember things when the power goes out.

In this article, we'll take apart a hard disk so that you can see what's inside, and also discuss how they organize the gigabytes of information they hold in files.

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