A personal computer’s power is one of its most important resources. In this video, you learn how to install, configure, and perform an initial test a PC power supply.
Today’s personal computer can use many different storage devices, and there are important considerations for the installation and configuration of each type. In this episode, you’ll learn how to install PATA drives, SATA drives, and you’ll learn how to properly install and care for external removable drives.
Your new motherboard comes with four SATA ports. What is the maximum number of SATA devices that it can support?
Among these interface types, which one provides the fastest throughput?
The PATA and SATA standards are the most common hard drive interface types that you’ll find in today’s personal computers. In this video, you’ll learn about the details of these popular hard drive technologies and the basics of cabling and connecting the drives to your computer.
SATA drive technology brings many advantages to hard-drive storage. Which of these is NOT one of those advantages?
You’re installing a SATA drive into a computer, and you notice that the drive contains two different power connectors. One of the power connectors is the traditional four-pin “Molex” power connection, and the other is the newer SATA power interface. Which one of these power connections should be used for your hard drive installation?
You’re planning to build a computer at home, and you notice that your new motherboard includes two SATA interfaces. How many hard drives can connect to a single SATA drive interface?
How many SATA hard drives or devices can connect to a single SATA interface on a motherboard?
Serial ATA is the latest standard in high-speed hard drive storage, and it’s used in both large enterprise networks and consumer laptops and desktops. In this video, we’ll show you how SATA cables and configuration options are different than other available storage formats.