You’ve just purchased an external SCSI hard drive for your desktop workstation. What should you do before you connect it to the system?.
Set the drive’s SCSI ID
A SCSI hard disk drive has three jumpers that are used to set the SCSI ID. shunts have been placed on the first and third jumpers. What SCSI ID has been assigned to this device?
Which of the following types of SCSI termination uses voltage regulators in conjunction with resistors to terminate the SCSI bus?
Your desktop workstation system uses a SCSI bus to connect storage devices. The SCSI host adapter is assigned an ID of 7, the SCSI hard disk is assigned to an ID of 5, the SCSI tape drive is assigned an ID of 3, and the SCSI DVD drive is assigned an ID of 0. Which device has the highest priority on the SCSI bus?
You’re configuring devices on a SCSI bus. You’ve installed a SCSI adapter in an expansion slot. You’ve connected an external SCSI tape drive to the external port connector on the adapter,. You’ve connected two hard SCSI hard disk drives (sd0 and sd1) to two of the middle connectors on the internal SCSI ribbon cable. The end connector on the internal SCSI ribbon cable is connected to a SCSI DVD drive. Where should termination be enabled on this bus? (2)
On the DVD drive / On the external tape drive
Which Blu-ray standard defines rewritable disks?
What optical media has the greatest storage capacity?
Single-layer, single sided Blu-ray disck
You have just finished installing a new hard disk in your computer. Now the DVD drive won’t work. What should you do first?
Make sure the DVD drive cables are connected
You have a CD-RW drive that advertises speeds of 32x/12x/48x. What is the read speed of the drive?
When you try to read a particular DVD-R disc, you receive an error message. Other discs work fine. Which of the following are the most likely problems? (2)
Incorrect disc format / dirty of scratched disc
What is the purpose of the small cable that connects an IDE optical drive to the sound card?
sends CD audio from the optical drive to the sound card
What are 3 optical storage devices?
DVD, BD, CD
You have a computer where a removable disk drive has been formatted w/ NTFS. You want the drive to use FAT32 to be compatible with more OS. The drive is currently configured using drive letter D:. What should you do?
Backup the data on the D: drive. Reformat the D: drive using FAT32. Restore the data.
What is required to control access to the file system using file and folder permissions on a Windows-based computer?
How can you reformat a drive from FAT32 to NTFS w/out losing the existing data?
Use the convert command at a command prompt
You have a computer running Windows 7 Home Premium and need to access the contents of a flash drive. The flash drive has been formatted with the exFAT file system. You want to read the flash drive on your computer as quickly as possible with the last amount of effort. What should you do?
do nothing. Windows 7 can natively access exFAT file systems
You have a computer running Windows 7. You need to format a 64 GB flash drive as a single volume. You want the drive to support quick removal, and minimize memory and processor use when reading and writing to the drive. Which file system should you choose?
You have physically installed a new hard disk drive into your computer, configured the disk in the BIOS using the CMOS setup program, and partitioned the disk. You try to access the hard disk drive in Windows Explorer, but can an error message. Which utility will you most likely use to solve the problem?
Where is Disk Management located within Windows?
What is true about primary partitions?
The active partition must be a primary partition
which partition type identified the partition as one that holds the boot loader program used to start the OS?
You have added two new hard disks to a Windows computer. The disks are configured as basic disks. Which of the following could be configured on these disks? (2)
Primary partitions / Extended partitions with logical drives
What is an advantage of the exFAT file system over NTFS?
Lower memory and processor resource use
What are 2 disk types that Windows supports?
Basic / Dynamic
Under what 2 conditions should you choose exFAT over FAT32 or NTFS?
When formatting removable flash devices / when creating a volume over 32 GB in size
What is a characteristic of extended partitions?
They are subdivided into logical drives
You remove a hard disk from a Windows 7 system and put it in another system and put in another system that is running Windows 98. You are unable to read the disk. What is most likely the problem?
Windows 98 does not support NTFS
Which tool would you use to create and delete partitions or hard drives?
You have an extra disk on your system that has three primary partitions and an extended partition with two logical drives. You want to convert the partitions to simple volumes, preferably without losing any data. What should you do?
Upgrade the disk to a dynamic disk
You have a hard disk that has a single primary partition and has been assigned D: as the drive letter. Which tool would you use to configure the drive to use the FAT32 file system?
You’re formatting a newly-installed hard disk with Disk Management and are at the point where you need to select the type of file system to be used. What scenario would require selecting the FAT32 file system?
You need the disk to be backwards-compatible with older versions of Windows
If you want to boot from a hard drive, what must it have?
You want to combine storage space from two different hard disks into a single logical storage unit on your Windows computer. What should you do?
Use dynamic disks and a spanned volume
You have an existing computer running Windows 7 Enterprise. You want to configure a RAID1 array in the computer. You install two new SATA drives, then use the RAID controller integrated in the motherboard to define a RAID1 array using them. When you boot the computer, Windows does not show the logical RAID drive.
Install the drivers for the RAID controller.
You have a computer with three hard disks. A RAID 0 volume uses space on Disk 1 and Disk 2. A RAID volume uses space on Disk 2 and Disk 3. Disk 2 fails. Which of the following is true?
Data on the RAID 1 volume is accessible; data on the RAID 0 volume is not.
What drive configurations uses striping w/out fault tolerance?
What is an advantage of RAID 5 over RAID 1?
RAID 5 improves performance over RAID 1
You are configuring a new system and want to use RAID 0 array for the operating system using SATA disks and the RAID functionality built into the motherboard. Which of the following actions will you take as part of the configuration?
Load the RAID drivers during operating system installation
You have been asked to implement a RAID 5 solution for an engineer’s desktop workstation. What is the minimim number of hard disks that can be used to configure RAID 5
Your computer currently runs Windows 7 Enterprise edition. You want to create a RAID5 array using the newly-installed SATA disks. When you go to Disk Management, the option to create the RAID5 array is not available. what should you do?
Install an add-on RAID controller
Which RAID configuration level provides increased performance using only 2 disks?
RAID 0 (striping)
You have a computer with a single hard disk configured as a basic disk with a single partition formatted with FAT32. The computer runs Windows XP professional. The disk has run out of space. You need to add space to the disk. You install a new hard drive and start Disk Management. What is a required task to add space to the existing volume?
On the new hard disk, create a new partition without a drive letter.
You have a Windows XP system with a single hard disk configured as a basic disk w/ a single partition formatted with FAT32. The disk is running out of free space and you need to add additional space to it. You install a new hard drive and start Disk Management. What are required tasks to add space to the existing volume?
Create an empty folder on the C: drive // Run the convert command.
Your computer has a single hard disk w/ a single volume used by the C:/ drive. You have previously upgraded the disk to a dynamic disk. The disk has run out of disk space. You need to add more space to the C:/ volume. You add a new hard disk to the computer. What should you do to add space to the C:/ drive?
Create a mount point using space on the second disk
What utility checks the disk for bad clusters?
What utility would you use to correct cross-linked clusters within the file system on a Windows workstation?
What utility would you use to realign the file structure on the disk to optimize performance?
What is the effect on your system when you run Disk Defragmenter?
Speeds up disk I/O performance