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Storage Devices

Memory Cards
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
CD (Compact Disc -> 700MB), DVD (Digital Versitle/Video Disc -> 4.7G)

Input Devices


Output Devices


Communication Devices

NIC (Network Interface Card)  
Modem (Dial Up)/Router (Broadband)  

 CPU = (Central Processing Unit), Moors law is that the power of a CPU doubles every 18 Months ! and its TRUE !

 Dual Core = Shares the power of a CPU
A dual-core CPU combines two independent processors and their respective caches and cache controllers onto a single silicon chip, or integrated circuit. IBM's POWER4 was the first microprocessor to incorporate 2-cores on a single die. Various dual-core CPUs are being developed by companies such as Motorola, Intel and AMD, and are scheduled to appear in consumer products in 2005 (www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_core )

 Temporary Memory - Volatile + RAM (Random Access Memory)


 Permanent Memory/Storage

 USB - hardware, standard> Universal Serial Bus. An external peripheral interface standard for communication between a computer and external peripherals over a cable using bi-serial transmission. (www.coolpromotions.co.uk/glossary.htm )

Floppy Disk - A thin, flexible plastic disk which has been coated with iron oxide, capable of storing computer data as a magnetic pattern. Almost all programs are sold on floppy disks, which are also used as a convenient way of swapping data between computers.
(www.rockprint.com/dictionary.shtml )

Hard rive - A rigid non-removable disk in a computer and the drive that houses it. Hard disks store more data and can be accessed quicker than floppy disks. (www.tamu.edu/ode/glossary.html )

CD (Compact Disk) - Recordable compact disks similar to CD-R disks but which permit an unwanted recording to be recorded over. (members.aol.com/ajaynejr/vidglos2.htm )

DVD - Digital video disc.

Mini-Disk - A Minidisk (MD) is a disc-based data storage device for storing any kind of data, usually audio. The technology was announced by Sony in 1991 and introduced January 12 1992. Along with Philips' Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) system, Minidisk was targeted as a replacement for analogue cassette tapes as the recording system for Hi-Fi equipment. What became a very brief format war ended when DCC was phased out in 1996.
(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_disk )

Memory Card - A type of smart card. Also known as a synchronous card, it features 256 bit or 32 byte memory and us suitable for use as a token card or identification card.
(www.duracard.com/glossary.htm )

Mobile Phone - The type of cellular phone that is installed in a motor vehicle. There are three main types of cellular phones mobile, transportable, and portable. A mobile unit is attached to the vehicle, draws its power from the vehicles battery and has an external antenna. (www.college-finances.com/cell-phone.html )

Motherboard - The Motherboard is also known as the "heart" of a computer. It handles your resources like IRQ lines, DMA channels and I/O locations. It will also handle core components for example the CPU. The motherboard will also look after all your system memory. It accepts expansion devices like sound/ network cards and also modems.


Printer (Output Device) - Prints texts and graphics onto paper.

Speaker (Output Device) - Converts sounds FX's and sounds to a speaker causing it to be louder.

Monitor (Output Device) - display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor (wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn )

Headphones (Output Device) - listening device used under varying circumstances to hear signals ( collections.ic.gc.ca/cable/glossary.htm )

Keyboard (Input Device) -

An input device similar to a typewriter, for the entry of text, numbers and punctuation.

 Mouse (Input Device) - a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=mouse)

Scanner (Input Device) - A device that converts visual information into digital data. ( cjs.cadmus.com/da/glossary.asp)

Camera (Input Device) - Device used to input media into a recording device. Examples would include the VioTac SCOUT Cam, Adventure Cam II, and H2O. And hey, lets be honest, sometimes we refer to camcorders as cameras as well. Back to top
(www.viotac.com/support/index.php )

 Microphone (Input Device) - This is a device for converting acoustic sound waves into an electrical representation of the sound wave. Microphones are categorized according to several different attributes. For example: Sensitivity Pattern (Polar Pattern) How they convert acoustic to electric waves Frequency Response

 Touch Screen (Output and Input Device) - A transparent glass or hard plastic sheet that mounts over the display viewing area and allows users to make a choice and input via touching the screen.
(www.futureelectronics.com/LCDDisplay/glossary.asp )

 Headset (Output and Input Device) - A device similar in functionality to that of a regular telephone handset but is worn on the head to keep the hands free.
(www.engin.com.au/public/tGlossary.asp )