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Peripheral Devices

Applied IT (Year 11) - Hardware (U1)

Jeckmen Wu

What is a Peripheral Device?

A peripheral device is a supplementary device that provides additional functions to the connected digital device.

Types of Peripheral Devices

  • Input – sends data to the computer. For example, mouse, keyboard, microphone, and webcam. 

  • Output – receives data from the computer. For example, monitor/display, projector, headphones, and speaker.

  • Storage – classified as both an input and output peripheral device as it can store data FROM the computer and transfer external data TO the computer. Common examples include USB, CD, DVD, and SSD. 

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