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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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6. Storage Media

Storage Devices & Media

A Macintosh computer can read data from, or write data to, a wide range of storage devices and media, including:

Hard disks —high capacity magnetic media.

CD and DVD discs—high capacity, removable optical media.

SD cards —small, relatively high capacity media cards supported by many digital cameras. MacBook Pro computers released after June 2009 include an SD card reader slot.

Flash or “thumb” drives —small, relatively high capacity USB devices that are commonly used to move files from one computer to another.

RAID devices —extremely high capacity magnetic storage devices, normally used in business environments for servers or backup.

• Other legacy magnetic media, including floppy disks, or ...

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