Input, output and storage devices
A board for pins related to input, output and storage devices
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Solid State Storage.... Have no moving parts and are made up entirely from electronic componets. Memory cards (sometimes called flash cards) are used in digital cameras, digital video cameras and mobile phones to store and transfer data...... USB Flash drives are high capacity storage devices that can be used to backup data and transfer data easily between computers....
Optical Storage.. Inculding CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW DVD-ROM DVD-RW and Blu-ray....All use laser technology to store and retrieve data by burning areas on a disc to create puts and lands to encode data. All of these discs are used to store computer data. DVDs (Digital Versatile Disc) and Blu-ray discs are used to store movies because their high capacity allows the storage of large amounts of multimedia data...... A CD (Compact Disc) stores around 800Mb, A DVD around 5Gb and Blu-ray stores around 25Gb
BrainPop animated movies on Computers: How does a computer work? What's the difference between ROM and RAM? What's an operating system? Covers what a central processing unit (CPU) is and how a hard drive operates. Also mentions modems, circuit boards, and sound and video cards. Related resources look at Data Storage Devices, mice and computer viruses. Resources include a graded quiz, vocabulary activities and related information pages (subscription needed).
Computer Hardware - Building a Computer | Teaching Resources
Computer Hardware: Building a Computer. Plans and resources for a project to build understanding of computer specifications by learning to build your own computer system: looks at what's inside the case, peripheral devices and operating systems. Aimed at KS3 but could adapt for KS2. (from TES).