A+ Essentials Chapter 9

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A Plus Essential Quizzes & Trivia

We have just finished covering chapter 9 of the A+ essentials course. In this chapter we covered Hard drive technologies, how hard drives work, how to install them among many other subtopics. To ensure you keep in touch with what we covered we have prepared the quiz below. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    John’s system is running INT13 extensions. What is the maximum size harddrive it can support?
    • A. 

      504 GB

    • B. 

      137 GB

    • C. 

      10 GB

    • D. 

      8.4 GB

  • 2. 
    How many IDE hard drives can you have on a system with two hard drivecontrollers?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 3. 
    How do you differentiate two IDE drives on the same cable?
    • A. 

      The flat ribbon cable has a seven-wire twist that determines which is which.

    • B. 

      Set jumpers on the individual drives to determine which is master and which is slave.

    • C. 

      The IDE controller determines the hierarchy.

    • D. 

      Both drives are considered equal.

  • 4. 
    What happens if you cable an IDE hard drive incorrectly?
    • A. 

      You can destroy that hard drive.

    • B. 

      The data will be erased, but the hard drive will be okay.

    • C. 

      The system will not be able to communicate with that hard drive.

    • D. 

      Nothing. It doesn’t matter how the cable is set up; it doesn’t have the seven-wire twist.

  • 5. 
    John has just purchased an ATA/66-capable hard drive for his ATA/66-capablesystem. However, he notices that he forgot to get the special 80-wire cable. Ifhe installs the ATA/66 drive with a 40-pin EIDE cable, what will happen?
    • A. 

      The drive will work, but will not run at the ATA/66 speed.

    • B. 

      He might damage the motherboard.

    • C. 

      He won’t be able to install the drive, because the cables are incompatible.

    • D. 

      He will not be able to run in ATA mode.

  • 6. 
    What is the maximum cable length of an internal serial ATA device ?
    • A. 

      2 meters

    • B. 

      12 inches

    • C. 

      18 inches

    • D. 

      1 meter

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is part of the ATA-7 standard?
    • A. 

      Red controller connections on the motherboard

    • B. 

      SATA

    • C. 

      ATA/100

    • D. 

      1 meter maximum cable length

  • 8. 
    What is the maximum number of SATA drives you can have on a system?
    • A. 

      One master, one slave

    • B. 

      Two, with no master/slave distinction

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      There is no maximum other than the limitations of your motherboard.

  • 9. 
    Simon wants to connect his old PATA hard drive to the SATA controller in hisnew computer. What does he need to do this?
    • A. 

      A SATA bridge to plug into the connector on the PATA drive

    • B. 

      A PATA converter to plug into the SATA bridge on the controller

    • C. 

      Nothing at all; he can just connect the PATA drive directly to the SATA controller

    • D. 

      He can’t do it; the SATA controller is not backward compatible with PATA drives

  • 10. 
    What do you call a series of SCSI devices working together through a hostadapter?
    • A. 

      A SCSI controller

    • B. 

      A SCSI chain

    • C. 

      RAID

    • D. 

      Cabled SCSI