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PCs For Dummies, 13th Edition by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 7

The Mass Storage System

In This Chapter

arrow Recognizing storage devices

arrow Working with removable storage

arrow Inserting and removing media

arrow Exploring external storage

arrow Understanding drive letters

arrow Identifying storage in Windows

arrow Using storage devices

Your PC uses mass storage to keep digital stuff for the long haul. It’s the equivalent of your closet, basement, garage, or any cubbyhole or cranny where you store your personal stuff. The big difference is that everything put into mass storage on a computer dwells within the digital realm.

The PC’s Mass Storage System

The PC’s mass storage system is far more interesting than computer memory. Face it: RAM is like dry toast. The mass storage system, on the other hand, is like a Cobb salad or beef stew. It’s a single item with many separate ...

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