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I am interested in computer hardware. What job I can do for this.

I am interested in computer hardware. What job I can do for this.

#computer I am 9th grade. I want to build my own storage server.

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John’s Answer

I would look into becoming a network architect. All of the software needs to run off of something and the data needs to be stored somewhere. That’s where servers and cloud computing come into play.
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Ramesh’s Answer

There are a range of jobs in the area of computer hardware. If you study Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science degree it prepares you for a range of jobs. Designing Chips, Designing Systems with existing Chips, etc. that can be applied to computing, storage, networking, biomedical devices, etc. University of California Davis' Computer Engineering website gives more info - https://www.ucdavis.edu/majors/computer-engineering .
To learn about computer hardware you can look at a range of projects. Joining a Club or Group with high schoolers with similar interests is a good idea. Does your high school have a robotics club or similar group ?
There are low cost kits that can be used do projects around hardware - Raspberry Pi is a low cost computer you can put together and then build software and hardware projects - https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en .
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Abhijit’s Answer

Computer Hardware is very exciting and challenging field with great career opportunities. The best way to start for a 9th grader would be to get some hands on project with Arduino or some kind of similar embedded project where you implement a small feature. Once you understand the interaction of hardware and software , the next step will be to get some online courses or tutorial videos that explain server architecture at high level. Try to open an old computer and locate each parts discussed in the course. Take each part/component and start reading about it. It will be very overwhelming at the beginning but try to look at the resources that explain things at high level. When you go to college , you can pick courses in direction towards your goal accordingly.

In terms of the job opportunities there are plenty of jobs in server storage domain in companies like Dell, Facebook, Google, HP etc.
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Bill’s Answer

Being a product engineer maybe a good choice. My role in DELL-EMC is new product introduction. Such role requies comprehensive understanding on hardware. New product engineer always devote to invesgating hardware, including its fitness and installation instruction.
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Kalidas’s Answer

If the interest is in building a computer, then I would start with researching about various parts of the computer (Motherboard, memory, chassis, SMPS, HDDs, SSDs, Video/display cards, PCIe cards and so on) that fits together to make the computer. When I first assembled my own computer, I literally scavenged un-used or discarded parts from my friends. Hobbyist keep upgrading parts like motherboard, memory, HDDs, display cards and many a times do no recycle the old components, instead it lays around gathering dust. If you have like-minded friends or if you are part of a hobby club, then you might get building a computer with discarded parts. This gives both practical and theoretical knowledge of building computers, then servers and storage systems.
Good luck building your first computer.
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