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Hardware Basics 062

BYTE Eight bits; represents one alphabetic or numeric character.
PROCESSING SPEED The rate at which data is moved in and out of memory.
GIGAHERTZ One billion cycles per second.
CACHE Temporary storage, providing quick access to information.
ETHERNET Used for connection to the internet.
COMPUTER SYSTEM The computer and other supported devices.
KILOBYTES, MEGABYTES, GIGABYTES The amount of information a device can hold.
MEGAHERTZ One million cycles per second.
STORAGE DEVICES Store the information.
INPUT DEVICES Input the information (keyboards, scanners, cell phones).
OUTPUT DEVICES Output the information (printers, speakers, computer monitors).
HARD DRIVE Internal storage device.
FLASH MEMORY External storage device.
USB CONNECTIONS Allow quick connection of various devices to the computer.
Created by: katee86