This item can be either a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM optical storage medium. It is capable of reading and writing data to and from optical medium. A CD-ROM drive can house approximately 650 megabytes of data whereas a DVD-ROM drive can house approximately 4.5 gigabytes of data
This is the part of the computer that displays useful information in the form of pictures, text, and full screen motion video. A good computer monitor enhances the overall computing experience. A computer monitor's performance is measured in the number of pixels in can display with current standards supporting a display type of 1024x768.
This is a fixed storage medium capable of reading and writing data onto removable media. A floppy disk can house 1.44 megabytes of data. Floppy diskettes are becoming increasingly obselete. Floppy drives are usually not even incorporated into new desktop computers at present day.
This item is a small light that flickers when data is being transferred to and from the internal hard disk drive.
This item always remains lit when there is power running to the machine. When there is no power running the light will not show.
Front Panel Connectors
Front panel connectors allow you to connect a variety of peripheral devices externally without having to crawl inside the back of your computer to make connections. Common uses of front panel connectors include audio, microphone, and line-in for use with multimedia programs on the computer. It's also common for front panel connectors to connect USB and Firewire devices such as hard disk drives, digital cameras, and input devices.
Ventiallation systems are built into all hardware components to allow for excessive heat to be removed to lower the temperature of the entire computer.
A drive bay is an area in the computer where you can mount a hard disk drive or optical storage medium. On the desktop computer referenced here, there is only one free drive bay; the other drive bay is being occupied by the system's internal optical drive.