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Ok so i made this quiz in order to quiz myself right before my actual test.

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  • 1. 
    A floppy drive cable has ____ pins.
    • A. 

      34

    • B. 

      64

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      132

  • 2. 
    The process of making tracks and sectors prepare the disk to receive data is called _____ the disk.
    • A. 

      Scaling

    • B. 

      Tracking

    • C. 

      Scratching

    • D. 

      Formatting

  • 3. 
    A ___ is sometimes called a file allocation unit.
    • A. 

      Sector

    • B. 

      Cluster

    • C. 

      Bit

    • D. 

      Byte

  • 4. 
    The first sector on a floppy disk is called the ____ sector
    • A. 

      .boot

    • B. 

      Prime

    • C. 

      Root

    • D. 

      Record

  • 5. 
    A 3 1/2 inch, high- density floppy disk has ___ entries in the root directory.
    • A. 

      96

    • B. 

      112

    • C. 

      224

    • D. 

      256

  • 6. 
    All the read/write heads of a hard disk are controlled by a(n) ____, which moves the read/write heads across the disk surfaces in unison.
    • A. 

      Controller

    • B. 

      Actuator

    • C. 

      Formatter

    • D. 

      Processor

  • 7. 
    All the tracks that are the same distance from the center of the platters on a hard drive together make up one ____.
    • A. 

      Segment

    • B. 

      Sector

    • C. 

      Head

    • D. 

      Cylinder

  • 8. 
    For today's hard drives, the hard drive controller is ____ on a circuit board on or inside the drive housing.
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Software

    • C. 

      Firmware

    • D. 

      Diskware

  • 9. 
    Track and sector marking are written to a hard drive before it leaves the factory in a process called___
    • A. 

      Low-level

    • B. 

      High-level

    • C. 

      Primary

    • D. 

      Secondary

  • 10. 
    In zone bit recording, every sector on the drive has ____ bytes.
    • A. 

      265

    • B. 

      332

    • C. 

      458

    • D. 

      512

  • 11. 
    In _____ formatting, the OS executes the part of the format process which is not carried out at the factory,
    • A. 

      Low-level

    • B. 

      High-level

    • C. 

      Primary

    • D. 

      Secondary

  • 12. 
    Parallel ATA is also called the ____ standard.
    • A. 

      PIO

    • B. 

      ANSI

    • C. 

      LUN

    • D. 

      EIDE

  • 13. 
    Parallel ATA allows for _____ connectors on a motherboard for _____ 40-pin data cables.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 14. 
    An EIDE drive such as CD, DVD, tape or Zip drive must follow the ____ standard in order to connect to a system using an EIDE connector.
    • A. 

      ATAPI

    • B. 

      DMA

    • C. 

      LUN

    • D. 

      PIO

  • 15. 
    Windows 9x does not support drives larger than ____GB unless third-party software provided by the hard drive manufacturer is used.
    • A. 

      31

    • B. 

      73

    • C. 

      114

    • D. 

      137

  • 16. 
    The CHS mode is used for drives less than ____.
    • A. 

      256 MB

    • B. 

      528 MB

    • C. 

      8.4 GB

    • D. 

      33.8 GB

  • 17. 
    SIMMs have a ____ data path.
    • A. 

      4 bit

    • B. 

      16 bit

    • C. 

      32 bit

    • D. 

      64 bit

  • 18. 
    _____ EDO is a refined version of EDO.
    • A. 

      Burst

    • B. 

      Flash

    • C. 

      Dual

    • D. 

      Synchronous

  • 19. 
    SDRAM uses _____ pins.
    • A. 

      64

    • B. 

      112

    • C. 

      144

    • D. 

      168

  • 20. 
    DDR SDRAM has ____ notch(ES).
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 21. 
    DDR SDRAM uses ____ pins.
    • A. 

      112

    • B. 

      164

    • C. 

      184

    • D. 

      240

  • 22. 
    DDR2 SDRAM has a ___ pin DIMM.
    • A. 

      164

    • B. 

      185

    • C. 

      240

    • D. 

      356

  • 23. 
    With ____, the memory controller can communicate with two DIMMs at the same time, effectively doubling the speed of memory access.
    • A. 

      Dual registers

    • B. 

      Serial registers

    • C. 

      Dual channels

    • D. 

      Serial channels

  • 24. 
    A ____ is an area on the motherboard that holds the minimum number of memory chips or memory modules that must work together as a unit.
    • A. 

      Pool

    • B. 

      Bundle

    • C. 

      Bank

    • D. 

      Farm

  • 25. 
    The use of a parity bit means that every byte occupies ____ bit(s).
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Nine

  • 26. 
    Today's memory uses a new method of error checking called ___ that can detect and correct an error inn a single bit.
    • A. 

      CAS

    • B. 

      RAS

    • C. 

      ECC

    • D. 

      Parity

  • 27. 
    ______ Latency and  ______ Latency are two ways of measuring speed.
    • A. 

      BEDO, RAS

    • B. 

      CAS, RAS,

    • C. 

      BEDO, GPF

    • D. 

      EDO, ECC

  • 28. 
    A ___ is a measure of the total bandwidth of data moving between the module and the CPU.
    • A. 

      MHz

    • B. 

      PC rating

    • C. 

      CAS Latency

    • D. 

      RAS Latency

  • 29. 
    When looking at an advertisement for DIMMS, _______ of the module indicate(s) the width of the data bus.
    • A. 

      Size

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Density

    • D. 

      Rings

  • 30. 
    For RIMM modules, install the RIMMs beginning with bank ____
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 31. 
    If a memory module doesn't support registers or buffers, it is always referred to as a(n) ______ DIMM.
  • 32. 
    __________ refers to an error-checking procedure in which either every byte has an even number of ones or every byte has an odd number of ones.
  • 33. 
    To upgrade memory means to add more ______ to a computer
  • 34. 
    Stamped on each chip of a RAM module is a(n) _______ that identifies the date the chip was manufactured.
  • 35. 
    In Windows, memory errors can cause frequent _____ errors.
  • 36. 
    Data is written to and read from a floppy disk via a magnetic _____ mechanism in the floppy drive.
  • 37. 
    A hard drive requires a _____ board filled with ROM programming to instruct the read/write heads how, where, and when to move across the platters and write and read data.
  • 38. 
    If a motherboard does not have an embedded SCSI controller, the gateway from the SCSI bus to the system bus is the _____ , a card inserted into an expansion slot on the motherboard.
  • 39. 
    To reduce the amount of electical "noise, " or interference, on a SCSI cable, each end of the SCSI chain has a(n)_____.ter