Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Hard drive troubleshooting, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 2 Core Hardware.
- The CompTIA A+ does a pretty good job…of enumerating very specific symptoms…that point to bad hard drives,…and this is gonna be one of the times…I actually follow along the objectives…and we're gonna hit each one of these one by one.…But not in the same order CompTIA does it.…The one thing I need to warn you about…when it comes to bad drives is that…in today's society, the most expensive part…of IT troubleshooting is you.…And if you went back even 10 years ago,…there were times when we could actually…take a drive that was dying and then try to fix it.…
Those days are over, my friends.…Today, if a hard drive's dying,…you're going to be doing a backup,…and you're gonna replace it.…So get ready to hear that a little bit.…Okay, so let's march through all the different issues…that we see on the CompTIA A+,…and let's start with slow performance.…Slow performance, as a problem that points…to a hard drive troubleshooting issue,…is to me, a little bit strange,…because how do you measure slow performance?…Well, you can measure it if you want to.…
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.
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- Working with motherboards, chipsets, and expansions
- Choosing a power supply
- Evaluating hard drive technologies
- Implementing RAID
- Troubleshooting issues