Chapter 7

Which of these is not an example of solid state storage?
Digital versatile disc
On a hard disk each track is divided into invisible wedge-shaped sections called:
sectors
These discs have a capacity of 50 gigabytes on one side.
Blu-Ray
The standard for high definition optical discs is:
Blu-ray
Hard disks store and organize files using all the following, except:
paths
All of the following are true of DVD-ROM drives except:
They are also known as erasable optical discs.
This process improves system performance by acting as a temporary high-speed holding area between a secondary storage device and the CPU.
Disk caching
An external hard disk:
usually connects to a USB or FireWire port.
Storage that retains its data after the power is turned off is referred to as:
nonvolatile storage.
Optical discs use these to represent data.
Pits and lands
Which of the following characteristics about RAID is incorrect?
one high-capacity hard disk drive
Which of the following is not an example of secondary storage?
RAM
Which of these is not a mass storage device?
Optical disc
Three ways to improve the performance of a hard disk include:
disk caching, RAID, and file compression.
This allows you to upload and store documents on the Internet.
Cloud storage
Smartphones use which of these storage technologies?
Flash memory card
Which of the following is true about an internal hard disk?
Fixed amount of storage
Which of the following measures the amount of time required by the storage device to retrieve data and programs?
Access speed
The hard disk”s disk surface is scratched and some or all of the data is destroyed when there is a:
head crash
The ____ of a secondary storage device indicates how much data the storage medium can hold
capacity
One way to improve the storage capacity of a hard disk is to:
use file compression.
Solid-state storage devices are different than hard disks in that they:
have no moving parts.
What is it called when servers on the Internet supply applications as a service, rather than a product?
Cloud computing
The process of accessing information from secondary storage devices is referred to as:
reading.
A CD-RW disc:
can be erased and rewritten.