Computer Hardware

2nd Year ICT work

Hard Drives and SSD

Hard drives are used to store data, applications and other things when they are not being used. SSD stands for Solid State Drive, which means that when you shake it up or accidently drop it or something then it won't mess up like other types of hard drive, where there is an arm which 'reads' the disk.
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Optical Drives

An easy example of an optical drive is a CD or DVD player. These are when a disk containing lots of information is read by an arm with a laser light. The laser light is very precise but also very small. The light bounces off the CD or DVD as they are reflective, and

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