How Much You Know About Storage Devices? Trivia Quiz

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How Much You Know About Storage Devices? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    When configuring a new hard drive for use in a hot-swappable environment, which of the following connection types should be used?
    • A. 

      PATA

    • B. 

      ESATA

    • C. 

      IDE

    • D. 

      SATA

  • 2. 
    Which of the following connection types is MOST commonly used to connect external hard drives to a PC? 
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      PATA

    • C. 

      SATA

    • D. 

      ESATA

    • E. 

      IDE

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is used to provide secure file storage to network users only?
    • A. 

      IMAP

    • B. 

      NAS

    • C. 

      SAN

    • D. 

      SSH

  • 4. 
    Which of the following hard drives has the BEST shock resistance?
    • A. 

      NAS

    • B. 

      IDE

    • C. 

      SSD

    • D. 

      SATA

  • 5. 
    Which of the following connection types is MOST likely associated with an external DVD drive?
    • A. 

      Fiber

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      Bluetooth

    • D. 

      SATA

  • 6. 
    The boot process of a laptop is slow and often displays "no operating system found". Which of the following would BEST solve these problems?
    • A. 

      Ensure MBR is properly formatted.

    • B. 

      Disable CD/DVD from boot options.

    • C. 

      Remove any external USB drives during boot.

    • D. 

      Place HDD on top of boot options.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following represents a connector that supports the connection of external devices? 
    • A. 

      IEEE1394

    • B. 

      ESATA

    • C. 

      EIDE

    • D. 

      SATA

    • E. 

      IDE

  • 8. 
    A technician is looking to install a 3.5 inch desktop hard drive into an external enclosure. Which of the following input interfaces would provide the MOST throughput for the drive?
    • A. 

      USB 2.0

    • B. 

      IEEE 1394

    • C. 

      Bi-Directional Parallel

    • D. 

      ESATA

  • 9. 
    To configure two drives for MAXIMUM performance, which of the following RAID types should be used?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 5

    • D. 

      RAID 10

  • 10. 
    Which of the following requires a MINIMUM of four hard drives?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 5

    • D. 

      RAID 10

  • 11. 
    When installing multiple SCSI drives in a system, which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      All drives must have the same SCSI ID.

    • B. 

      Drives will be automatically assigned an ID by the controller.

    • C. 

      Drives in the same RAID array must have the same SCSI ID.

    • D. 

      Each drive must have a different SCSI ID.

  • 12. 
    A new server has recently been purchased and needs to have the RAID configured for its four drives. Which of the following RAID levels would be set up to provide the BEST performance and data protection?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 13. 
    RAID 5 requires a minimum of how many hard drives?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 14. 
    Which of the following levels of RAID is MOST likely to increase performance while NOT offering additional reliability?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 5

    • D. 

      RAID 10

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is the correct configuration for a RAID 5 array?
    • A. 

      A two disk set with one data strip

    • B. 

      A three disk set with two data strips and a parity strip

    • C. 

      A two disk set with two data strips

    • D. 

      A four disk set with two sets of data strips

  • 16. 
    Which of the following RAID types employs two identically sized disks and creates a mirror for data redundancy purposes?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 5

    • D. 

      RAID 4

  • 17. 
    A technician installs three hard drives into a computer. The user would like the drives configured such that the RAID array has the best write performance and if one of the drives were to fail the user would still have a fully operational PC. Which of the following RAID types should the technician configure?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 18. 
    Which of the following storage media would be used to build a RAID 5 array?
    • A. 

      Dual layer DVD

    • B. 

      SATA Hard disk drive

    • C. 

      Blu-ray

    • D. 

      CD ROM

  • 19. 
    When installing a wide SCSI controller in a computer, which ID number should be configured on the controller to give it the highest priority in the chain?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      15

  • 20. 
    A technician is installing new hard drives into a server and needs to set IDs to numbers ranging from 0-15. Which of the following types of drives is the technician installing?
    • A. 

      SATA

    • B. 

      USB

    • C. 

      SCSI

    • D. 

      EIDE

  • 21. 
    A technician installing hard drives into a computer needs to set jumpers on the drives to master and slave. Which of the following types of drives is the technician installing?
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      SATA

    • C. 

      IDE

    • D. 

      SCSI

  • 22. 
    Which of the following provides the MOST storage capacity?
    • A. 

      Floppy Disk

    • B. 

      Blu-Ray

    • C. 

      DVD

    • D. 

      CD ROM

  • 23. 
    When installing a floppy drive data cable, it is important for a technician to ensure which of the following?
    • A. 

      Availability of compatible power connectors

    • B. 

      Adequate hard drive capacity

    • C. 

      Correct CPU clock speeds

    • D. 

      Correct Master/Slave jumper settings

    • E. 

      Proper orientation of the data cable

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is the only place where initial boot settings can be configured?
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      HAL

    • D. 

      MBR

  • 25. 
    Primary system functions like basic boot priorities, voltage parameters for the processor, and SATA options are configured in which of the following areas of a PC system?
    • A. 

      CMOS

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      VRAM

    • D. 

      MBR

  • 26. 
    A technician installs a secondary hard drive on a PC. The new drive does not show up in the operating system or the BIOS; only the primary is listed. The technician verified that the drive has been connected properly. Which of the following should the technician do to make the drive available to the system?
    • A. 

      Remove the CMOS battery to clear the BIOS settings

    • B. 

      Move the cable on the motherboard to a different port

    • C. 

      Move the jumper on the secondary drive off of master

    • D. 

      Enable the S.M.A.R.T. setting in the BIOS

  • 27. 
    Which of the following settings is controlled by jumpers?
    • A. 

      Chassis detection threshold

    • B. 

      Fan speed

    • C. 

      USB voltage

    • D. 

      Drive hierarchy

  • 28. 
    A technician wants to install a secondary IDE drive which will be configured for additional user storage on the same IDE channel of the drive with the operating system. Which of the following jumper configurations should the technician use for the additional drive, if the drive with the operating system is set to MA?
    • A. 

      Place a jumper on both the MA and CS jumper block of the secondary drive.

    • B. 

      Place a jumper on the MA jumper block of the secondary drive.

    • C. 

      Place a jumper on both the SL and CS jumper block of the secondary drive.

    • D. 

      Place a jumper on the SL jumper block of the secondary drive.

  • 29. 
    An internal SATA connected hard drive can share a data cable with how many other drives?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      4

  • 30. 
    A user states that they have noticed longer wait times when opening applications. Which of the following should the technician perform in order to BEST resolve this issue?
    • A. 

      Remove all startup entries

    • B. 

      Perform a chkdsk /x command

    • C. 

      Defragment the hard drive

    • D. 

      Convert the drive from FAT32 to NTFS

  • 31. 
    A user is receiving random errors when accessing files commonly used throughout the day. Which of the following actions should the technician take FIRST?
    • A. 

      Move the files to another location

    • B. 

      Run FixMBR

    • C. 

      Convert the file system to NTFS

    • D. 

      Run CHKDSK

  • 32. 
    A technician needs to change a FAT32 partition to NTFS. Which of the following commands would allow the technician to do this?
    • A. 

      Format

    • B. 

      Chkdsk

    • C. 

      Convert

    • D. 

      Cd

  • 33. 
    A user has a computer with a 100GB IDE hard drive formatted as a single FAT32 partition. This drive is only used to store data. The user adds a second 100GB hard drive and wants to mirror the two drives. When the user goes to disk management there is no option to mirror the drives. Which of the following will resolve this issue?
    • A. 

      Convert the partition to NTFS.

    • B. 

      Change the partition to be an extended partition.

    • C. 

      Convert both drives to a dynamic disk.

    • D. 

      Change the partition to be the active partition.

  • 34. 
    A user reports slow performance on their PC after importing some photos. Which of the following maintenance tasks should a technician recommend in order to increase performance?
    • A. 

      Defragmentation

    • B. 

      Install new camera drivers

    • C. 

      Update anti-virus definitions

    • D. 

      Run CHKDSK

  • 35. 
    A technician is responding to user reporting corrupted files. Which of the following should the technician do to determine the problem?
    • A. 

      Ensure all Windows updates are installed

    • B. 

      Perform a backup of all drives

    • C. 

      Run CHKDSK

    • D. 

      Run defragmentation

  • 36. 
    A technician is attempting to install a RAID 1 configuration. Which of the following is the MINIMUM amount of disks that can be used to create a RAID 1 array?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 37. 
    Which of the following applications can be scheduled to delete unwanted, compressed, older files?
    • A. 

      Disk Defragmenter

    • B. 

      Disk Cleanup

    • C. 

      CHKDSK

    • D. 

      Disk Management

  • 38. 
    Which of the following should be regularly scheduled to fix hard drive errors?
    • A. 

      Defragmentation

    • B. 

      Check Disk

    • C. 

      Antivirus Scan

    • D. 

      System Restore

  • 39. 
    A technician is fixing a very slow computer. Antivirus and Malware programs have been run, and some detections have been removed. After running Disk Cleanup, the system still seems to be slow, especially with multiple programs running. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT?
    • A. 

      Run CHKDSK

    • B. 

      Manually erase all cookies

    • C. 

      Go back to the latest restore point

    • D. 

      Run defrag

  • 40. 
    A technician has found bad sectors on a hard drive. Which of the following command line tools could MOST likely remap bad sectors to fix this hard drive issue?
    • A. 

      FIXMBR

    • B. 

      CHJKDSK

    • C. 

      DISKPART

    • D. 

      FDISK

  • 41. 
    A technician wants to create a new logical volume on a machine. Which of the following Windows 7 utilities will allow a technician to perform this action?
    • A. 

      DISKPART

    • B. 

      FDISK

    • C. 

      FORMAT

    • D. 

      CHKDSK

  • 42. 
    A technician notices multiple disk errors in the Event Viewer. Which of the following tools would BEST diagnose this issue?
    • A. 

      CHKDSK

    • B. 

      FDISK

    • C. 

      FORMAT

    • D. 

      BOOTREC

  • 43. 
    Which of the following commands, in Windows 7, could a technician use to schedule a disk integrity scan upon next boot?
    • A. 

      SCANDISK

    • B. 

      CHKDSK

    • C. 

      FDISK

    • D. 

      ROBOCOPY

  • 44. 
    Which of the following commands, in Windows 7, could a technician use to schedule a disk integrity scan upon the next boot?
    • A. 

      DISKPART

    • B. 

      FORMAT

    • C. 

      FDISK

    • D. 

      CHKDSK

  • 45. 
    A PC has sensitive data that must be destroyed, before the PC is redeployed. A technician has been tasked with completely wiping the PC hard drive. Which of the following methods is BEST for the technician to use?
    • A. 

      QUICK FORMAT

    • B. 

      FDISK

    • C. 

      FORMAT

    • D. 

      LOW LEVEL FORMAT

  • 46. 
    Which of the following is the difference between a quick and a full format?
    • A. 

      Quick format does not check for bad sectors while full format does.

    • B. 

      Full format prompts for confirmation while quick format does not.

    • C. 

      Full format erases all partitions on the disk at once while quick format only erases one partition at a time.

    • D. 

      Quick format only erases the system partition and not the data partition.

  • 47. 
    A technician is setting up new partitions on a 1TB drive for the purpose of running multiple operating systems. Which of the following represents the MAXIMUM number of primary partitions the drive can hold?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      64

    • D. 

      128

  • 48. 
    Which of the following is true about a file when it is copied from an NTFS to a FAT32 partitions?
    • A. 

      The file owner is preserved

    • B. 

      All of the file permissions are lost

    • C. 

      All file permissions must be reassigned

    • D. 

      The file name becomes case insensitive

  • 49. 
    A users PC has four hard drives in a RAID setup. After a single drive fails, the system will no longer boot and even rescue disks cannot see or access the volume. Which of the following RAID types was the user MOST likely using
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      0

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 50. 
    A loud clicking noise in a RAID array indicates which of the following is MOST likely failing?
    • A. 

      Power supply

    • B. 

      Hard disk drive

    • C. 

      Audio Adapter

    • D. 

      Raid Controller

  • 51. 
    A server is configured to boot with a "mirrored" RAID configuration. Which of the following BEST describes this configuration?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 5

    • D. 

      RAID 10

  • 52. 
    Ann, the network administrator, is notified that the server is responding very slowly. Upon entering the server room, she notices one of the drives in a RAID1 array has failed. Which of the following would BEST restore full functionality of the server while preserving redundancy?
    • A. 

      Use the RAID configuration tool to remove the RAID array and use the drive standalone.

    • B. 

      Remove the failed drive in device manager and continue operating.

    • C. 

      Use Disk Management to remove the RAID array and use the drive standalone.

    • D. 

      Replace the drive with a new drive and repair the RAID.

  • 53. 
    A technician is working on a PC that utilizes a RAID array for operation. The user of the system has reported that random files are becoming corrupted on creation with no pattern to the activity. One drive in the array is likely failing and causing the read/write failures. Which of the following types of RAID is MOST likely in use?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 5

    • D. 

      RAID 10

  • 54. 
    A users PC has four hard drives in a RAID setup. After a single drive fails, the system will no longer boot and even rescue disks cannot see or access the volume. Which of the following RAID types was the user MOST likely using?
    • A. 

      RAID 0

    • B. 

      RAID 1

    • C. 

      RAID 5

    • D. 

      RAID 10