This is the second part of the article that was written previously. The previous article spoke about the main hardware: the PC, mouse, Power Supply and the RAM. This article will focus on the other parts of the PC and the computer which can be said to be part of the hardware.
The monitor is another integral part of the computer, too. If the CPU is the brain, the monitor is the face. This is where you’ll be able to see everything.
Then you’ve got the motherboard. The motherboard is called just that because of the fact that it is a major part of the PC. The motherboard is the engine of the PC. This is the central part of the computer’s PC. It is via this device that everything comes together. Information and data is transmitted via the motherboard and on to the monitor.
The CD drive is also part of the PC. If you want the PC to read anything on a disc, you need the CD drive to be able to get anything on the CD on to the monitor. CD drives have now replaced floppy drives which were initially used by those who wanted to save data and then, gain access to it by putting the floppy into different floppy disks.
The lens is part of the PC hardware too. The lens is what reads the data on the CD. This is part of the CD drive primarily. There is also the firmware. The firmware is something that is loaded from the Read Only Memory and it is between the hardware and the software. This is executed by the microcontroller and/or microprocessor.
Nowadays laptops and computers have DVD drives. This hardware makes it easy for people to be able to watch movies and gain access to information stored solely on such CDs. This is far more advanced as compared to the CD and floppy drives. The lens used to read DVDs is far more advanced as well.
The hard disc drive is where all the information is stored. This is often shown under the label of “D Drive” on the computer. This is where pictures, documents and large files are stored so that if anything should happen to the software- a virus may attack it, for example- some information can be retrieved from the hard drive whenever the need for this may strike.