Computer Hardware

Will Freeman

Hard Drive/SSD

A hard drive is a component which saves documents and files. It works by a metal arm which touches a spinning disk, this is were all things on your computer are saved. A SSD stands for Solid State Drive this is exactly like the hard drive but does not have any moving parts and is a bit more expensive.

Optical Device

An optical drive is a device which reads Blu rays, DVD's and music cds and games. It reads a disc by spinning it then a blue laser will read or write information to it.
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The monitor is just a flat screen, it allows you to view information. For example films and just surfing the web. But it is not just on computers it is also on phones and tablets.

CPU (Central Proccesing Unit)

The CPU is the brain of the computer. It acts like the humans brain when you want to do something that will be sent to the CPU. It is also know as a processor. The biggest manafacturer of CPU's is intel.
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RAM (Random Access Memory)

A RAM is very important it stores information so that you can access it quickly and easily. But it only keeps it for a short time. An example of information it keeps shortly is when you copy and paste.
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