Hardware

what make your computer work

What is a drive?

A drive is a device used for storing and placing digital information.


There are different drives:


  • Hard drive
  • Solid state drive
  • Optical drive


Hard drive: A hard drive is a main peice of a computer and it stores all of the information

Solid state drive: A solid state drive is one of the fastest drives it is faster than a hard drive

Optical drive:

What is a monitor?

A monitor is the graphics output device which uses a VGA cable to plug in to the computer.

What is a CPU?

The CPU is the main sort of brain of a computer. It is where all the calculations are made. The definition: CPU is the abbreiation for central prossesing unit.

What is a RAM?

RAM (random access memory) is a form of computer data storage. A random-access device allows stored data to be accessed in very nearly the same amount of time for any storage location, so data can be accessed quickly in any random order.

What is a ROM?

ROM (read-only memory) is a class of storage medium in computers and other electronic devices. Data stored in ROMM cannot be modified only slowly or with difficulty, so it is mainly used to distribute firmware.

What is a motherboard?

A motherboard is a printed circuit board found in many modern computers which holds many of the crucial components of the system, such as the central processing unit and memory, and it provides connectors for other peripherals.

What are Inputs and Outputs?

An input is a device that is used to input data or infomation in to a computer, there are many different inputs such as

  • Key boards
  • Computer
  • Touchpads
  • Trackpads
  • Webcams
  • And many more


An output lets you either recive or display things from a computer, there are many differtent outputs such as

  • Moniter
  • Printer
  • Sound card
  • Speakers
  • Video card
  • And many more

What is a touchscreen?

A touchscreen is a electronic visual display that can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area. The term generally refers to touching the display of the device with a finger or hand.