Solved Is a DVD drive a connectivity device or storage device

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June 24, 2012 at 09:30:03
Specs: Windows 7, 2.1 GHz / 4000 MB
Need to be sure for my home work and in general, my teacher thinks a dvd drive is a connectivity device.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#1
June 24, 2012 at 09:33:32
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I would say it is a storage device. Once you pop in a CD or DVD, you can read and write data to it. Some people back up their data to it because they are reliable in long term storage.

A DVD drive does connect to the computer, but that is not its function. Its function is to read and write data, like a storage device.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#2
June 24, 2012 at 09:38:56
Yea, i need to tell my teacher (LOL teacher) that its not a connectivity device, most connectivity devices are related to networks and the internet aren't they?

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#3
June 24, 2012 at 09:39:31
I would agree with the above comments. Windows> computer lists optical drives as devices with removable media. These would also include floppy drives, zip drives, card readers.

Googling for the term connectivity device yields several hits. Look at the link below.

http://www.google.com/search?q=conn...


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#4
June 24, 2012 at 12:00:08
Re #2: Yes, connectivity devices would be things like Wi-Fi Adapters, LAN Cards, and Modem Cards. That is their purpose, to connect. :)

You've been helped by a 14 year old.


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#5
June 24, 2012 at 17:53:08
Sports teacher perhaps?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
June 24, 2012 at 22:34:22
Study hall?

Likely


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#7
June 25, 2012 at 08:20:33
Doesn't look like the sports type Derek, maybe Math?

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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