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Reviewing the Basic Schapter 8

Reviewing the Basic Schapter 8

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REVIEWING THE BASICS CHAPTER 8
 1. What are the two common sizes for hard drives?
3.5 and 2.5”
 2. Why is a solid state drive referred to as solid state?
because it has no moving parts
 3. If a magnetic drive has four platters, how many heads does it have?
Eight 
4. What is the name of the Vista technology that supports a hybrid drive?
Readydrive 
5. When the OS addresses the sectors on a hard drive as one long list of sequential sectors,what is this technology called?
LBA (Logical block addressing) 
6. What are the main two components of the Master Boot Record on a hard drive?
Master boot program and partition table
 7. What is the smallest unit of space on a hard drive that can be used to store a file?
A cluster 
 8. What two file systems can Windows use to format a hard drive?
FAT32, NTFS
Which systemsupports the most storage capacity?
NTFS
 9. Which ATA standard for hard drives first introduced S.M.A.R.T.?
ATA-3
 10. Which ATA standard is the latest standard that made improvements to PATA?
ATA/ATAPI-7, ultra ATA/133
 11. A CD drive that uses a PATA connection must follow what standard?
ATAP1
 12. How many pins does a PATA cable have?
40 PINS
What is the maximum recommendedlength of a PATA cable?
80 INCH
 13. What transfer mode can transmit data from a device to memory without involvingthe CPU?
DMA
 14. What term describes the technology that allows you to exchange a hard drive withoutpowering down the system?
Hot swapping
 

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