Computer Internal Cable Review

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Computer Internal Cable Review - Quiz

This is a review of the many internal cables of a computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    20-pin power connector

    • A.

      ATX Power Connector

    • B.

      AUX Power Connector

    • C.

      SATA Power Connector

    • D.

      Molex Power Connector

    • E.

      Berg Power Connector

    • F.

      Fan Connector

    Correct Answer
    A. ATX Power Connector
    Explanation
    The ATX Power Connector is the correct answer because it is a standardized power connector used in ATX motherboards. It provides power to the motherboard and other components such as the CPU and graphics card. The ATX Power Connector typically has 20 pins and is designed to provide a reliable and secure connection for power delivery. It is an essential component in modern computer systems.

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  • 2. 

    15-pin power connector

    • A.

      ATX Power Connector

    • B.

      AUX Power Connector

    • C.

      SATA Power Connector

    • D.

      Molex Power Connector

    • E.

      Berg Power Connector

    • F.

      Fan Connector

    Correct Answer
    C. SATA Power Connector
    Explanation
    The SATA Power Connector is used to provide power to SATA drives, such as hard disk drives and solid-state drives. It is a standardized connector that delivers both 5V and 12V power to the drive, ensuring proper operation. The SATA Power Connector is smaller and more compact compared to the older Molex Power Connector, making it easier to connect and disconnect. It has become the standard power connector for SATA drives in modern computer systems.

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  • 3. 

    Provides power to optical drives or hard drives with no SATA power socket.

    • A.

      ATX Power Connector

    • B.

      AUX Power Connector

    • C.

      SATA Power Connector

    • D.

      Molex Power Connector

    • E.

      Berg Power Connector

    • F.

      Fan Connector

    Correct Answer
    D. Molex Power Connector
    Explanation
    The Molex Power Connector is used to provide power to optical drives or hard drives that do not have a SATA power socket. This connector is commonly found in older computer systems and is used to connect various peripherals and components that require power. It is a versatile connector that can be used to power a variety of devices, making it a useful option when SATA power connectors are not available.

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  • 4. 

    Provides power to floppy drives

    • A.

      ATX Power Connector

    • B.

      AUX Power Connector

    • C.

      SATA Power Connector

    • D.

      Molex Power Connector

    • E.

      Berg Power Connector

    • F.

      Fan Connector

    Correct Answer
    E. Berg Power Connector
    Explanation
    The Berg Power Connector is used to provide power to floppy drives. This connector is commonly found in older computer systems and is specifically designed for floppy disk drives. It has a smaller size compared to other power connectors and is capable of delivering the necessary power to operate the floppy drive.

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  • 5. 

    Main motherboard power connector

    • A.

      ATX Power Connector

    • B.

      AUX Power Connector

    • C.

      SATA Power Connector

    • D.

      Molex Power Connector

    • E.

      Berg Power Connector

    • F.

      Fan Connector

    Correct Answer
    A. ATX Power Connector
    Explanation
    The ATX Power Connector is the correct answer because it is the main power connector on a motherboard. It provides power to the motherboard and allows it to function properly. The other options listed are different types of power connectors, but they are not the main power connector for the motherboard.

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  • 6. 

    4-pin power connector for motherboard

    • A.

      ATX Power Connector

    • B.

      AUX Power Connector

    • C.

      SATA Power Connector

    • D.

      Molex Power Connector

    • E.

      Berg Power Connector

    • F.

      Fan Connector

    Correct Answer
    B. AUX Power Connector
    Explanation
    The AUX Power Connector is a 4-pin power connector for the motherboard. It is used to provide additional power to the motherboard, especially for high-power components such as graphics cards or processors. This connector is separate from the main ATX power connector and is typically used in conjunction with it to ensure stable and reliable power delivery to the motherboard. The SATA Power Connector is used to provide power to SATA devices such as hard drives or optical drives. The Molex Power Connector is an older type of power connector that was commonly used for peripherals such as fans or disk drives. The Berg Power Connector and Fan Connector are not relevant to the power supply of the motherboard.

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  • 7. 

    Most common power connector for hard drives and optical drives.

    • A.

      ATX Power Connector

    • B.

      Aux Power Connector

    • C.

      SATA Power Connector

    • D.

      Molex Power Connector

    • E.

      Berg Power Connector

    • F.

      Fan Connector

    Correct Answer
    C. SATA Power Connector
    Explanation
    The SATA power connector is the most common power connector for hard drives and optical drives. It is a small, flat connector with a L-shaped design that provides a secure connection. SATA power connectors are widely used in modern computer systems due to their compact size and efficient power delivery. They are compatible with both SATA hard drives and SATA optical drives, making them a versatile choice for powering these devices.

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  • 8. 

    3-pin power connector

    • A.

      ATX Power Connector

    • B.

      AUX Power Connector

    • C.

      SATA Power Connector

    • D.

      Molex Power Connector

    • E.

      Berg Power Connector

    • F.

      Fan Connector

    Correct Answer
    F. Fan Connector
    Explanation
    The fan connector is a type of power connector used specifically for connecting fans to the motherboard or power supply unit. It provides the necessary power for the fan to operate and allows the motherboard or power supply to control the fan speed. The other options listed are different types of power connectors used for various purposes, such as providing power to different types of devices like hard drives (SATA power connector) or older peripherals (Molex power connector).

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  • 9. 

    40 or 80 pins

    • A.

      PATA Data Cable

    • B.

      PATA Power Cable

    • C.

      SATA Data Cable

    • D.

      SATA Power Cable

    • E.

      Floppy Data Cable

    Correct Answer
    A. PATA Data Cable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is PATA Data Cable because PATA (Parallel ATA) is an older technology used to connect storage devices such as hard drives and optical drives to the motherboard of a computer. PATA Data Cable is used specifically to transfer data between the storage device and the motherboard. The other options listed are different types of cables used for power supply or for connecting other types of storage devices, such as SATA (Serial ATA) drives or floppy drives.

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  • 10. 

    7-pin cable

    • A.

      PATA Data Cable

    • B.

      PATA Power Cable

    • C.

      SATA Data Cable

    • D.

      SATA Power Cable

    • E.

      Floppy Data Cable

    Correct Answer
    C. SATA Data Cable
    Explanation
    The given answer, SATA Data Cable, is correct because SATA (Serial ATA) is a newer and faster technology compared to PATA (Parallel ATA). SATA cables are used to connect storage devices, such as hard drives or solid-state drives, to the motherboard. They have a smaller and more streamlined design compared to PATA cables, which have larger and bulkier connectors. The mention of Floppy Data Cable is irrelevant to the question as it is not related to SATA or PATA.

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  • 11. 

    34-pin cable

    • A.

      PATA Data Cable

    • B.

      PATA Power Cable

    • C.

      SATA Data Cable

    • D.

      SATA Power Cable

    • E.

      Floppy Data Cable

    Correct Answer
    E. Floppy Data Cable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Floppy Data Cable. A floppy data cable is a type of cable used to connect a floppy disk drive to a computer's motherboard. It has 34 pins and is specifically designed for floppy disk drives. The other options mentioned are different types of cables used for connecting various types of storage devices such as hard drives (PATA and SATA cables) and power cables for providing power to these devices.

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  • 12. 

    Connects hard  drive or optical drive to motherboard.  Pin 1 is designated with a stripe.

    • A.

      PATA Data Cable

    • B.

      PATA Power Cable

    • C.

      SATA Data Cable

    • D.

      SATA Power Cable

    • E.

      Floppy Data Cable

    Correct Answer
    A. PATA Data Cable
    Explanation
    The PATA Data Cable is the correct answer because it is used to connect the hard drive or optical drive to the motherboard. Pin 1 on the cable is designated with a stripe, indicating the orientation for proper connection. PATA stands for Parallel ATA, which was a standard interface for connecting storage devices to the motherboard before the introduction of SATA.

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  • 13. 

    Connects floppy drive to motherboard.  Looks like PATA but is twisted.

    • A.

      PATA Data Cable

    • B.

      PATA Power Cable

    • C.

      SATA Data Cable

    • D.

      SATA Power Cable

    • E.

      Floppy Data Cable

    Correct Answer
    E. Floppy Data Cable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Floppy Data Cable. This cable connects the floppy drive to the motherboard. It is similar to PATA cables but is twisted.

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