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Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs Lab Manual, Fifth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902), 5th Edition by Faithe Wempen, Mike Meyers

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Chapter 9

Hard Drive Technologies

Lab Exercises

9.01      Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives

9.02      Choosing External Hard Drives

9.03      Comparing Solid-State Drives and Magnetic Hard Drives

9.04      Troubleshooting Hard Drive Installations

9.05      Configuring a Hardware RAID

Lab Analysis Test

Key Term Quiz

 

Goodbye jumpers! Hard drives used to be a lot more complicated to install and configure than they are today. Nowadays, the dominance of the SATA interface and solid-state storage technology makes mass storage fairly quick to install and usually painless to configure. The CompTIA A+ 901 exam objectives reflect this new freedom, having eliminated thorny topics like PATA, SCSI, and CMOS configuration of drives that used to plague both ...

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