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Hardware refers to the physical, tangible computer equipment and devices, which provide support for major functions such as input, processing internal storage, computation and control , output, secondary storage for data and programs , and communication.
It is working memory of the computer. Internal fragmentation occurs when memory is divided into fixed sized partitions. As soon as the machine is switched off, data is erased. Internal memory corresponds to what we call random access memory RAM.
Basics of Computers - Input/Output Ports
Such devices make up the peripheral equipment of modern digital computer systems. Peripherals are commonly divided into three kinds: input devices, output devices, and storage devices which partake of the characteristics of the first two. An input device converts incoming data and instructions into a pattern of electrical signals in binary code that are comprehensible to a digital computer. An output device reverses the process, translating the digitized signals into a form intelligible to the user. At one time punched-card and paper-tape readers were extensively used for inputting, but these have now been supplanted by more efficient devices. Input devices include typewriter-like keyboards; handheld devices such as the mouse , trackball, joystick, trackpad, and special pen with pressure-sensitive pad; microphones, webcams, and digital cameras.
A peripheral device is generally defined as any auxiliary device such as a computer mouse or keyboard, that connects to and works with the computer in some way. RAM—random access memory—straddles the line between peripheral and primary component; it is technically a storage peripheral, but is required for every major function of a modern computer and removing the RAM will effectively disable any modern machine. Many new devices such as digital watches, smartphones and tablet computers have interfaces which allow them to be used as a peripheral by a full computer, though they are not host-dependent as other peripheral devices are. According to the most technical definition, the only pieces of a computer not considered to be peripherals are the central processing unit, power supply, motherboard, and computer case. Usually, the word peripheral is used to refer to a device external to the computer case, like a scanner, but the devices located inside the computer case are also technically peripherals. In a system on a chip, peripherals are incorporated into the same integrated circuit as the central processing unit. In computing, an input device is a peripheral piece of computer hardware equipment used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or other information appliance.
A hard disk drive HDD , hard disk , hard drive , or fixed disk [b] is an electro-mechanical data storage device that stores and retrieves digital data using magnetic storage and one or more rigid rapidly rotating platters coated with magnetic material. The platters are paired with magnetic heads , usually arranged on a moving actuator arm, which read and write data to the platter surfaces. HDDs are a type of non-volatile storage , retaining stored data even when powered off. Introduced by IBM in ,  HDDs were the dominant secondary storage device for general-purpose computers beginning in the early s. HDDs maintained this position into the modern era of servers and personal computers , though personal computing devices produced in large volume, like cell phones and tablets, rely on flash memory storage devices. More than companies have produced HDDs historically , though after extensive industry consolidation most units are manufactured by Seagate , Toshiba , and Western Digital.
Alternatively referred to as digital storage , storage , storage media , or storage medium , a storage device is any hardware capable of holding information either temporarily or permanently. The picture shows an example of a Drobo , an external secondary storage device. There are two types of storage devices used with computers: a primary storage device, such as RAM , and a secondary storage device, such as a hard drive. Secondary storage can be removable , internal , or external. Today, magnetic storage is one of the most common types of storage used with computers.
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A connection point that acts as interface between the computer and external devices like mouse, printer, modem, etc.
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