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CMT - Chapter 8



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Data is written to the tracks of a floppy disk as bits.
 

 2. 

Under Windows 2000/XP, a hard drive can only use the NTFS file system.
 

 3. 

A parallel ATA connector can accommodate one data cable for two drives.
 

 4. 

The SCSI ID identifies the logical device.
 

 5. 

Each serial ATA connector and cable is dedicated to a single drive.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 6. 

A floppy drive cable has ____ pins.
a.
34
c.
120
b.
64
d.
132
 

 7. 

The process of marking tracks and sectors to prepare the disk to receive data is called ____ the disk.
a.
scaling
c.
scratching
b.
tracking
d.
formatting
 

 8. 

The difference between a 0 spot and a 1 spot is the ____ of the spot’s magnetization on the disk surface.
a.
size
c.
orientation
b.
strength
d.
power
 

 9. 

In the read/write head mechanism of a floppy drive, ____ head(s) are attached at the end of an actuator arm that freely moves over the surface of the disk.
a.
one
c.
three
b.
two
d.
four
 

 10. 

Under all Windows operating systems, a floppy drive is always formatted using the ____ file system.
a.
FAT12
c.
NTFS
b.
FAT 32
d.
PIO
 

 11. 

A ____ is sometimes called a file allocation unit.
a.
sector
c.
bit
b.
cluster
d.
byte
 

 12. 

A 3 1/2-inch, high-density floppy disk has a storage capacity of ____.
a.
360 KB
c.
1.44 MB
b.
720 KB
d.
2.88 MB
 

 13. 

The first sector on a floppy disk is called the ____ sector.
a.
boot
c.
root
b.
prime
d.
record
 

 14. 

A 3 1/2-inch, high-density floppy disk has ____ entries in the root directory.
a.
96
c.
224
b.
112
d.
256
 

 15. 

All the read/write heads of a hard disk are controlled by a(n) ____, which moves the read/write heads across the disk surfaces in unison.
a.
controller
c.
formatter
b.
actuator
d.
processor
 

 16. 

All the tracks that are the same distance from the center of the platters on a hard drive together make up one ____.
a.
segment
c.
head
b.
sector
d.
cylinder
 

 17. 

For today’s hard drives, the hard drive controller is ____ on a circuit board on or inside the drive housing.
a.
hardware
c.
firmware
b.
software
d.
diskware
 

 18. 

Track and sector markings are written to a hard drive before it leaves the factory in a process called ____ formatting.
a.
low-level
c.
primary
b.
high-level
d.
secondary
 

 19. 

In zone bit recording, every sector on the drive has ____ bytes.
a.
265
c.
458
b.
332
d.
512
 

 20. 

In ____ formatting, the OS executes the part of the format process which is not carried out at the factory.
a.
low-level
c.
primary
b.
high-level
d.
secondary
 

 21. 

Parallel ATA is also called the ____ standard.
a.
PIO
c.
LUN
b.
ANSI
d.
EIDE
 

 22. 

Parallel ATA allows for ____ connectors on a motherboard for ____ 40-pin data cables.
a.
two
c.
four
b.
three
d.
five
 

 23. 

An EIDE drive such as a CD, DVD, tape, or Zip drive must follow the ____ standard in order to connect to a system using an EIDE connector.
a.
ATAPI
c.
LUN
b.
DMA
d.
PIO
 

 24. 

The 80-conductor IDE cable has ____ pins and ____ wires.
a.
40, 40
c.
80, 40
b.
40, 80
d.
80, 80
 

 25. 

Windows 9x does not support drives larger than ____ GB unless third-party software provided by the hard drive manufacturer is used.
a.
31
c.
114
b.
73
d.
137
 

 26. 

The CHS mode is used for drives less than ____.
a.
256 MB
c.
8.4 GB
b.
528 MB
d.
33.8 GB
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 27. 

Data is written to and read from a floppy disk via a magnetic ____________________ mechanism in the floppy drive.
 

 

 28. 

A hard drive requires a(n) ____________________ board filled with ROM programming to instruct the read/write heads how, where, and when to move across the platters and write and read data.
 

 

 29. 

If a motherboard does not have an embedded SCSI controller, the gateway from the SCSI bus to the system bus is the ____________________, a card inserted into an expansion slot on the motherboard.
 

 

 30. 

To reduce the amount of electrical “noise,” or interference, on a SCSI cable, each end of the SCSI chain has a(n) ____________________.
 

 

 31. 

____________________ by Symantec lets you manage partitions on a hard drive more quickly and easily than with Fdisk for Windows 9x/Me or Disk Management for Windows 2000/XP.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Identify the letter of the choice that best matches the phrase or definition.
a.
hard drive
f.
floppy disk
b.
USB
g.
PIO
c.
boot sector
h.
head
d.
DMA
i.
cluster
e.
sector
 

 32. 

Has a single disk made of mylar inside the diskette plastic housing
 

 33. 

Refers to the way data is physically stored on a disk
 

 34. 

Describes how data is logically organized
 

 35. 

Contains the information about the disk
 

 36. 

Has one, two, or more platters, or disks, that stack together and spin in unison inside a sealed metal housing that contains firmware to control reading and writing data to the drive and to communicate with the motherboard
 

 37. 

Each side, or surface, of one hard drive platter
 

 38. 

A method of transferring data between the hard drive and memory that does not involve the CPU
 

 39. 

A method of transferring data between the hard drive and memory that involves the CPU
 

 40. 

A popular way to connect many external peripheral devices to a system
 



 
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