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Hardware Basics 0037

Chapter 2 Vocabulary

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Temporary memory that is designed to hold new data. RAM
Permanent internal memory used for storing instructions that are installed by the manufacturer. ROM
Eight binary characters. Byte
1,024 bytes. Kilobyte
One million bytes. Megabyte
One billion bytes. Gigabyte
One trillion bytes. Terabyte
A processing speed of one million cycles per second. Megahertz
A processing speed of one billion cycles per second. Gigahertz
A single colored square on the computer screen. Pixel
A measurement of brightness. Lumens
A mobile storage device. USB drive
A storage device that holds large amounts of data on platters. Hard disk drive
Used for high-speed connection to the Internet or other network. Ethernet port
One binary character (1 or 0). Bit
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