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  • SAS
    Serial Attached SCSI - An advanced version of SCSI that is faster and enables more devices. SAS uses serial technology to simplify and improve the parallel cabling of SCSI. SAS devices are usually found in servers and high end workstations.
  • SATA
    Serial Advanced Technology Attachment - This is the interface used to connect hard drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD) and optical drives such as DVD-ROM drives to the motherboard.
     
  • Spyware
    Spyware (or Malware) - usually installed when opening an email attachment or installing software, Spyware can capture information like Web browsing habits, e-mail messages, usernames and passwords, and credit card information. Spyware infections often cause the computer to run much more slowly. Always use anti-virus and anti-spyware software to protect your system.
  • SSD
    Solid State Drive - Similar to a normal mechanical HDD, however the SSD does not contain any moving parts making it faster and more reliable.