Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Solid state drives, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 2: Core Hardware.
- This, my friends, is an SSD, or a solid-state drive.…SSDs are becoming very popular in today's systems,…and certainly something we want to talk about.…Now, before we go any further,…what I want you to do is take a look…at these two drives here.…On your left is an old school hard drive, rotational media.…On your right is an SSD.…First and foremost, look at those interfaces.…It's just good old SATA, so, with nothing else involved,…for me to install this drive is just like…installing any other drive. It's a SATA drive.…
You plug it in, you get it into your system,…make sure your system sees it, go into…your operating system and partition and format it.…You just treat it like a regular hard drive,…and that's a problem. You see,…the problem we have here is that an SSD,…from a technology standpoint, is really…more like RAM than a traditional hard drive.…There's no spinning rotors in here or anything like this.…It's just big banks of chips,…ready to do whatever they need to do,…and they can do a lot of things that are a lot better…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The second, core hardware, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the essential components and functions of motherboards, power supplies, and hard drives. He also shows you how to work with chipsets, troubleshoot electrical issues, implement RAID, and how to determine which hard drive technology to use depending on the circumstance.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
- Working with motherboards, chipsets, and expansions
- Choosing a power supply
- Evaluating hard drive technologies
- Implementing RAID
- Troubleshooting issues