Topic 4C - Secondary Storage Revision by cuiliqing


									                                 Topic 4C – Secondary Storage
                                          (Chapter 8)
Multiple Choices

    1.     Ram is referred to as ________ storage.
    a. direct                                  c.       volatile
    b. nonvolatile                             d.       sequential

    2.    The amount of time required by a storage device to retrieve data and programs
          is its
    a. access speed                           c.    memory
    c. capacity                               d.    storage

    3.     How tightly the bits can be packed next to one another on a disk is referred to
    a. tracks                                   c.     density
    b. sectors                                  d.     configuration

    4.     Thick, rigid metal platters that are capable of storing and retrieving information
           at a high rate of speed are known as.
    a. hard disks                                 c.     flash memory
    b. soft disks                                 d.     SAN

    5.     This type of storage device no moving parts.
    a. hard disk                               c.     optical disks
    b. floppy disk                             d.     solid state

    6.     The data on an optical disk is represented by flats are called _____ on the disk
    a. surface                                   c.    lands
    b. flats                                     d.    pits

    7.     DVD stands for.
    a. digital video data                         c.    digital versatile disk
    b. direct video disk                          d.    direct versatile disk

    8.    _______ is the current hi def standard.
    a. Blue Ray                                c.       DVD+R
    b. CD-ROM                                  d.       Max RL

    9.   Tape is described as using this type of access.
    a. magneto-optical                         c.     direct
    b. DVD                                     d.     sequential

    10.    Specialized high-capacity secondary device to meet organizational demands for
    a. Blue-ray Disk                            c.     mass storage
    b. hi def                                   d.     floppy disk

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                                 Topic 4C – Secondary Storage
                                          (Chapter 8)

    Word List
    Access speed, file compression, flash memory card, RAID, hi def, Internet hard drive,
    RAM, solid-state storage, track, USB drive

    1. A type of storage that is volatile.

    2. Time required to retrieve data and programs.

    3. A solid-state storage device small enough to fit onto a key ring.

    4. Closed concentric ring on a disk on which data is recorded.

    5. Several connected inexpensive hard disk drives.

    6. Increases storage by reducing the amount of space required to store data and


    7. Stores data electronically and has no moving parts.

    8. A credit-card sized solid-state storage device used in portable computers.

    9. Free or low-cost storage available at special service Web sites.

    10. The next generation of optical disks.


    1. What are the two types of hard disks? Describe three ways to improve hard disk

    2. Compare solid state and hard disk storage.

    3. What are the three most common optical disk formats? What is Blue-ray?

    4. Discuss Internet hard drives, floppy disks, and magnetic tape. What are the
       advantages and disadvantages of each?

    5. Discuss mass storage systems including enterprise storage systems and storage
       area networks.

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