CGS ch.8

Which of the following can be used to store a prepaid amount of money, such as for student purchases on campus?
smart cards
Which of the following is NOT a common type of memory card?
MX6
Which of the following kinds of storage is NOT used by NAS and SAN solutions?
Flash Memory
A DVD-ROM uses all of the following to achieve a higher storage capacity than a CD-ROM EXCEPT ____.
making the disc single-session
Which of the following is true of tape?
It is no longer used as a primary method of storage but is used most often for long-term storage and backup.
Which of the following is true of SSDs compared to traditional hard disks?
SSDs have faster transfer rates.
What kind of disc is a type of storage media that consists of a flat, round, portable disc made of metal, plastic, and lacquer that is written to and read by a laser?
optical
Which of the following is a small, rectangular, plastic housing for tape?
Tape Cartridge
Which of the following is NOT a cloud storage provider?
ecloud
Which of the following overcomes the major disadvantage of CD-R disks, which is being able to write on them only once?
CD-RW
Which of the following does NOT use direct access?
Tape
A group of two or more integrated hard disks is referred to as which of the following?
RAID
Which of the following is the mechanism that reads and writes items in the drive as it barely touches the disk’s recording surface?
read/ write head
Which of the following provides a myriad of financial reporting requirements and guidelines for public companies?
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Which of the following devices is the computer hardware that records and/or retrieves items to and from a flash drive or external hard drive, for example?
Storage
A standard CD-ROM is referred to as this kind of disc because manufacturers write all items on the disc at one time. What is the term used?
single-session
Which of the following kinds of backup is another name for a selective backup?
partial
The inflexible, circular platters on which kind of disks use magnetic particles to store data, instructions, and information?
hard
Which of the following is a small sheet of film, usually about 4 X 6 inches, that stores microscopic images of documents?
microfiche
Which of the following kinds of interfaces sends data one bit at a time?
serial
What is the term for the case that contains the same adapters found on a motherboard with which to connect the internal hard drive?
enclosure
What do discs, like the kind shown in the accompanying figure, usually measure?
4.75 inches in diameter and less than one-twentieth of an inch thick
Which of the following kinds of access refers to reading or writing data consecutively?
sequential
Which of the following is NOT an advantage of external hard drives over internal hard drives?
they leave data in the computer
Which of the following kinds of backup is another name for a full backup?
archival
Which of the following is a multisession optical disc on which users can write, but not erase, their own items such as text, graphics, and audio?
CD-R
How do discs, like the one in the accompanying figure, commonly store items?
in a single track that spirals from the center of the disc to the edge of the disc
Which of the following kinds of devices are servers connected to a network with the sole purpose of providing storage?
NAS
Some computers improve hard disk access time by using which of the following, which consists of memory chips that store frequently accessed items?
disk cache
Which of the following interfaces sends several bits at once?
parallel
Which of the following is a high-capacity optical disc on which users can read but not write or erase?
DVD-ROM
Which of the following consists of a special-purpose chip and electronic circuits that govern the transfer of data, instructions, and information from a drive to and from the system bus and other components in the computer?
controller
Which of the following kinds of devices duplicates data, instructions, and information to improve data reliability?
RAID
What kind of storage is an Internet service that provides storage to computer or mobile users?
cloud
Which of the following terms is the number of bytes (characters) a storage medium can hold?
capacity
Which of the following is a type of optical disc that users can read from but not write to or erase?
DVD-ROM
Which of the following is not a characteristic of a hard disk?
write-protect notch
Which of the following kinds of cards stores data on an integrated circuit embedded in the card?
smart
Memory (chips) accesses items in which of the following units of time?
nanoseconds
Which of the following is the mechanism that reads and writes items in the drive as it barely touches the disk’s recording surface?
read/write head
Which of the following is NOT a cloud storage provider that places a folder on your computer with contents you can synchronize across multiple devices?
CloudDrive
Which of the following is the largest from among the following?
YB
Storage devices access items in which of the following units of time?
milliseconds
Which of the following is a device that reads from and writes on memory cards?
reader/writer