CIS115 Chapter 5

What method does an SDHD card use for storing data?
Reprogrammable Memory
Which of the following are advantages of solid state storage compared to hard drives? select two.
No movin parts and lower power requirements
Which interface is primarily used for internal hard drives in modern desktop PC Systems?
SATA
Which of the following is typically used for large data backups of servers?
DLT tape
Which of the following are magnetic storage devices? Select three
Floppy Disk
Tape Drive
Hard Disk
Which of the following is not an advantage of SSDs over HDDs?
Inexpensive
You need a storage device that has very large storage capacity, is fast, and is relatively inexpensive. Which storage device will best suit your needs?
Hard Disk
What method does an MMC Card use for storing data?
Reprogrammable memory
Which of the following is an advantage of SATA over PATA?
Faster Data transfer SPeeds
Which storage device types use magnetic film or aluminum platters for storing data? Select two
Hard Disk
Floppy Disk
Which of the following media types is not hot swappable?
DVD Drive with an IDE interface
Which of the following is the most common disk interface used for optical drives on home and office computers?
SATA
Which of the following Windows utilities would you use to realign the file structure on the disk to optimize performance?
defrag
A user has called to complain that he can’t save a file to a floppy diskette in his floppy drive. What should you do first? select two
– Verify that the diskette has been installed and properly formatted.
– make sure the
write-protection tab on the diskette isn’t set
You are installing a floppy drive. You want the floppy drive to be the A: drive. How do you do this?
Install the drive after the twist in the ribbon cable
You just installed a new floppy disk drive. After booting the computer, the drive light stays lit. What is the most likely problem?
The ribbon cable is connected backwards
What kind of power connector does a floppy drive use?
Mini-molex power connector
You have a computer system with two IDE channels built into the motherboard. You add a PCI expansion card that provides an additional four IDE channels. What is the maximum number of IDE devices that can be attached to the system?
12
You have just finished upgrading the power supply in your desktop computer. Now the hard disk will not work. What should you do first?
Make sure the power connectors on the hard disk are plugged in all the way.
Which statement is true regarding IDE Master and Slave settings?
If two IDE devices share the same channel, one device must be set to master and the other must be set to slave.
A computer has a hard disk drive and a DVD drive installed on the primary IDE channel. You decide to move the DVD drive to the second IDE channel. The secondary IDE interface will have no other devices. What setting should you configure on the DVD drive?
Master or slave
Two IDE devices share the same channel. one device is newer and faster than the other. Which device should you set to master?
set the newer, faster device to master
You have connected a single drive to the primary IDE interface and a single drive to the secondary IDE interface. How should the drives be configured?
both drives should be set to Master or Slave Drive only
Which ribbon cable is used by an ATA/144 hard drive?
40-pin/ 80-wire
How many PATA devices can be installed on a typical modern ATX motherboard?
2
you have a motherboard with 4 built-in SATA connectors. What is the maximum number of SATA devices you can connect to the motherboard using the integrated ports?
4
You are installing the first SATA drive into a desktop compuer system, but you do not have the drives for the motherboard’s integrated SATA controller. Which of the following tasks will be required in the configuration process?
Set the drive type in the Bios to IDE
A manager wants you to install a Serial ATA hard drive into his computer, but the motherboard does not have a serial ATA connector. What should you do?
install a serial ATA host adapter in an expansion slot
Which of the following tasks would you complete as part of a SATA installation?
Use the 15 pin power connector
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
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 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?
Host adaptor
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? choose two
-on the DVD drive
– on the external tape drive
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?
5
Which of the following types of SCSI termination uses voltage regulators in conjunction with resistors to terminate the SCSI bus?
Active Termination
which blu-ray standard defines rewritable disks?
BD-RE
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 connnected
What is the most important consideration when choosing a rewritable DVD drive?
Media Compatability
You place a new disc in an optical drive then double-click the drive in the operating system’s file browser interface. An error message appears stating that the drive is not accessible. What should you do?
Wait. then try again
What is the purpose of the small cable that connects n IDE optical drive to the sound card?
sends CD audio from the optical drive to the sound card
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? select two
– dirty or scratched disc
– incorrect disc format
Which of the following are optical storage devices? select three
DVD
CD
BD
Which optical media has the greatest storage capacity?
Single-layer, single-sided
Blu-ray Disc
Due to a blackout, power is no longer coming from the wall outlet and your computer is now off. You do not have a UPS and you need to remove a disc out of the DVD drive. What is the easiest method for retrieving the disc?
Push an unbent paper clip into the hole in the front of the drive.
You have a CD-Rw Drive that advertises speeds of 32x/12x/48x. What is the read speeds of the drive?
48x
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?
format
Which of the following is true about primary partitions?
The active partition must be a primary partition
You have a computer where a removable disk drive has been formatted with NTFS. you want the drive to use FAT32 to be compatible with more operating systems. The drive is currently using letter D: What should you do?
Back up 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?
NTFS-formatted Partition
You have physically installed a new hard disk drive in 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 get an error message. Which utility will you most likely use to solve the problem?
Format
How can you reformat a drive from FAT32 to NTFS without losing the existing data?
Use the convert command at a command Prompt
Under what conditions should you choose exFAT over FAT32 or NTFS? Select two
– when creating a volume over 32GB in size
– When formatting removable flash devices
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
Which of the following is an advantage of the exFAT file system over NTFS?
lower memory and processor resource use
You have added two new hard disks to a Windows computer. The disks are configured as basic disks. Which of the flowing could be configured on these disks? select two
-extended partitions with logical drives
-primary partitions
Which of the following is a characteristic of extended partitions
they are subdivided into logical drives.
Which tool wold you use to create and delete partitions on hard drives?
Disk Management
Where is Disk Management located within Windows?
Computer Management
You have a computer running Windows 7 Home Premium and need o 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 least amount of effort. What should you do?
do nothing. Windows 7 can natively access exFAT file systems
You has 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, preferable without losing any data. What should you do?
upgrade the disk to a dynamic disk
If you want to boot from a hard drive, what must it have?
Active Partition
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. Which of the following scenarios would require selecting the FAT32 file system?
You need the disk to be backwards -compatible with older versions of windows
You remove a hard disk from a Windows 7 system and put it in another system that is running Windows 98. You are unable o read the disk. What is the most likely the problem?
Windows 98 does not support NTFS
Which disk types does Windows support? select two
dynamic and basic
Which partition type identifies the partition as one that holds the boot loader program used to start the operating system?
Active
You have a computer running Windows 7. You need to format a 64GB 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?
FAT64
You have a computer with three hard disks. A RAID 0 volume uses spaces on DISK 1 and DISK 2. A RAID 1 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
Which RAID configuration level provides increased performance using only two disks?
Raid 0
Which of the following drive configurations uses striping without fault tolerance?
Raid 0
Your computer currently runs Windows 7 Enterprise edition. You want to create a RAID5 array using three newly-installed SATA disks. When you o to Disk Management, the option to create the RAID5 array is not available. What should you do?
Install an add-on RAID controller
What is an advantage of RAID5 over RAID 1?
RAID 5 improves performance over RAid 1
You have been asked to implement a raid 5 solution for an engineer’s desktop workstation. What is the minimum number of hard disks that can be used to configure Raid 5?
3
You have an existing computer running Windows 7 Enterprise. Yo uwant to configure a RAID 1 array in the computer. You install two new SATA drives, then use the RIAD controller integrated in the motherboard to define a RAID 1 array using them. When you boot the computer. Windows does not show the logical RAID drive. What should you do?
Install the drivers for the RAID controller.
You are configuring a new system and want to use a 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 a Windows XP system with a single Hard Disk configured as a basic disk with 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. Which of the following are required tasks to add space to the existing volume? select two
– run the convert command
– create an empty folder on the c: drive
Your computer has a single hard disk with 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
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. Which of the following is a required task to add space to the existing volume?
on the new hard disk, create a new partition without a drive letter.
Which of the following utilities checks the disk for bad clusters?
chkdsk
What is the effect on your system when you run Disk Derangementer?
speeds up disk I/O performances.
Which of the following Windows utilities would you use to realign the file structure on the disk to optimize performance?
defrag
Which of the following utilities would you use to correct cross-linked clusters within the file system on a Windows workstation?
chkdsk