Computer Components

Hard Drive

What is a Hard Drive?

The hard drive is the computer's main storage media device that permanently stores all of the data on the computer.

How can you connect your Hard Drive to your computer?

There are 4 main ways to connect your computer to your Hard Drive:

USB

Firewire

SATA

eSATA

How to recover data from a hard drive

How to recover data from a hard drive (stuck heads: buzzing, clicking, etc)

Alan Turing

Alan Turing invented the first ever computer (the Enigma), without him we wouldn't have all of the technology we have today e.g. smartphones, electronic cars etc.

He used the Enigma to decode the Germans messages during WW2. It is predicted that if he didn't invent this then the war would have gone on for about 2 more years, killing thousands more people. In 1954, he decided to announce to the world that he was homosexual, to much of people's disgust. Back then it was illegal to be homosexual therefore many people turned against him and gave him hate. He injected cyanide into an apple and ate it as an act of suicide.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee was born on the 8th of June 1955 and invented the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.