is the physical material on which a computer keeps data, instructions, and information
measures the amount of time it takes a storage device to locate an item on a storage medium
The time required to deliver an item from memory to the processor
contains one or more inflexible, circular platters that use magnetic particles to store data, instructions, and information
the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors so that the operating system can store and locate data and information on the disk
arms move the read/write head, which reads items and writes items in the drive (location often is referred to by its cylinder
network attached storage
(NAS) device is a server connected to a network with the sole purpose of providing storage
external hard disk
a separate free-standing hard disk that connects to your computer with a cable or wirelessly
consists of a special-purpose chip and electronic circuits that control the transfer of data, instructions, and information from a disk to and from the system bus and other components of the computer
a removable flash memory device that you insert and remove from a slot in a computer, mobile device, or card reader/writer
is a flat, round, portable disc made of metal, plastic, and lacquer that is written and read by a laser
commonly store items in a single track that spirals from the center of the disc to the edge. Track is divided into evenly sized sectors
a magnetically coated ribbon of plastic capable of storing large amounts of data and information
Microfilm and microfiche
100-215 foot roll of film.
Is a small sheet of film usually about 4X6in.
Reduce the amount of paper firms must handle
Formatting is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and ________, so that the operating system can store and locate data and information on the disk.
EIDE is a hard disk interface that uses ________ to transfer data, instructions, and information.
Flash memory is a type of ________ memory that can be erased electronically and rewritten.
A(n) ________ is a device that reads and writes data, instructions, and information stored on memory cards
Some users choose ________ instead of storing data locally on a hard disk or other media.
Windows Live Skydrive
IDrive and ________ provide backup or additional storage for any type of file.
You can remove dust, dirt, smudges, and fingerprints from the surface of a(n) ________.
Many personal computers today include a CD-RW drive as a standard feature so users can ________ their own discs.
When a user issues a command to start application software, the operating system locates the program in ________ and loads it into memory.
A(n) ________ is a removable flash memory device that you insert and remove from a slot in a computer, mobile device, or card reader/writer.
An optical disc is a type of storage media that consists of a flat, round, portable disc made of metal, plastic, and lacquer that is written and read by a ________.
Manufacturers claim that a properly cared for high-quality optical disc will last five years but could last up to ________ years.
The SATA hard disk interface uses ________ to transfer data, instructions, and information.
A storage medium is the ________ on which a computer keeps data, instructions, and information.
Hard Disk Controller
In their personal computer advertisements, vendors usually state the type of hard disk interface supported by the ________.
When writing or reading specific data, direct access is much faster than ________.
With available form factors of 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches, and 1.8 inches, ________ are used in all types of computers.