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  1. Disk drives are random-access devices while tape drives are serial. What does serial access mean?

    A. To retrieve a file, a tape must be moved to where the file is stored.

    B. Tape drives can store less data than disk drives.

    C. Retrieving a file on a tape is faster than retrieving a file on a disk.

    D. Tape drives can’t be used to archive data.

  2. Which one of the following statements about flash memory cards is false?

    A. They allow faster access to information.

    B. They connect to a read-write device.

    C. They’re easily damaged.

    D. The memory on the cards is considered solid-state.

  3. When a disk is formatted, tracks and sectors are created along with the master boot record, file

    allocation table, and the

    A. root directory.

    B. CMOS.

    C. drivers.

    D. program files.

  4. The maximum amount of information that a formatted 3½-inch high-density disk can hold is

    A. 1.2 MB.

    B. 720 KB.

    C. 1.44 MB.

    D. 360 KB.

  5. A Jaz drive typically uses which type of interface?

    A. RLL

    B. SCSI

    C. IDE

    D. ESDI

  6. The hole where the floppy drive accesses the floppy disk is called the

    A. label area.

    B. write-protect notch.

    C. head aperture.

    D. index hole.

  7. Which command will remove data from a disk?

    A. Copy

    B. Xcopy

    C. Label

    D. Del

  8. Which of the following is a format used for tape devices?

    A. DAP

    B. MFM

    C. QIC

    D. RLL

  9. Two PC repair technicians are discussing transferring data from a SmartMedia card to a laptop PC.

    Technician A says you can get an adapter that fits into the USB port to read the SmartMedia card.

    Technician B says you get a PCMCIA adapter to read that type of flash memory. Who is correct?

    A. Both

    B. Neither

    C. Only Technician B

    D. Only Technician A

  10. How fast does a floppy disk’s media spin?

    A. 256 RPM

    B. 33.3 RPM

    C. 100/150 RPM

    D. 300/360 RPM

  11. When the computer system’s power is first turned on, what track are the read/write heads of the drive

    are automatically set to?

    A. 6

    B. 2

    C. 4

    D. 0

  1. You’re creating custom cables to use in building custom configurations of legacy PCs for a client, and

    you decide to create a collection of floppy drive cables. Which pins must you remember to reverse on these

    cables in order to allow cable select settings?

    A. 18–24

    B. 6–12

    C. 28–34

    D. 10–16

  2. The floppy disk must contain two hidden files (commonly _______ and _______) plus

    COMMAND.COM, in order to be bootable in DOS.

    A. FAT, THIN

    B. SCSI, SCSC

    C. ALPHA, GAMMA

    D. MSBIO.COM, MSDOS.COM

  3. When the computer system needs to access data on the disk, the read/write heads are moved along

    invisible concentric cylinders, which are usually referred to as

    A. grooves.

    B. tracks.

    C. knobs.

    D. subheads.

  4. A client is in the market for a media reader. Although multi-format media readers are common, your

    client has specific storage needs: she regularly transfers large files, sometimes up to 400 GB or more,

    between devices. Which of the following formats should you ensure any media reader can use as of 2011,

    given this requirement?

    A. IBM Microdrive

    B. CompactFlash

    C. MultiMediaCard

    D. SDXC

  1. Which one of the following statements about clusters is false?

    A. The operating system assigns a unique number to a cluster for data storage and retrieval.

    B. A cluster can consist of 512 bytes of information.

    C. A cluster can consist of 1,024 bytes of information.

    D. The operating system considers a cluster the largest unit of data it will read or write.

  2. While the _______ refers to the physical layout of the floppy disk, the _______ refers to the way the

    data is logically written to a floppy disk.

    A. panel; track

    B. case; jumper

    C. header; connector

    D. sector; cluster

  3. You’re setting up training for a PC tech class, and you want to be sure and label all the cables in your

    example legacy PC correctly. In order to identify the working voltage properly, what label will you put on

    the power cable for the floppy drive?

    A. 1.5 VDC

    B. 3 VDC

    C. 12 VDC

    D. 5 VDC

  4. Where is the master boot record for a floppy disk located?

    A. Track 0, sector 0

    B. Track 0, sector 1

    C. Track 1, sector 1

    D. Track 1, sector 0

  5. The floppy disk is also referred to as which of the following?

    A. Zip disk

    B. Flash disk

    C. Optical disk

    D. Diskette