Computer Hardware

By Charlotte James

Hard Drive/SSD

The hard Drive is inside the computer. It stores all the data (files and applications). SSD stands for Solid State Drive. It does the same job as a hard drive but is smaller has no moving parts and therefore, is less expensive.

Optical Drive

The Optical Drive is used to read disks such as CD's, blueray disks and DVD's. It reads the data useing a laser beam.

Monitor

The monitor is the screen on your computer which displays all the data.

CPU

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. The CPU is like the brain of the computer

RAM

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is a form of data storage and

Inputs/Outputs

Motherboards