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Jul 20 2009   3:31PM GMT

Overheard – Computer hardware visual reference

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“This idea grew out of the need of a visual aid for customers while I worked at CompUSA.”

Sonic84, Artist’s comments

Today we’re featuring Sonic84’s excellent fast reference chart for hardware.  He’s created an illustrated cheatsheet for RAM, hard drives, ports, slots and connectors.  Sonic told me he took most of the photos with a Canon Powershot A630. Sonic says “the thing has a great macro.”   When asked where he found all the hardware, he said:

“I collect old computers and for a while my local Goodwill had a lot of vintage stuff going through it. Combined with the techshop I worked in, I had a lot of diverse hardware at my disposal.  Sometimes I’d find hardware eBay.  I had to do that when I was searching for rare stuff like a PAC418 socket and 32Bit RAMBUS chip.”

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