Unit 5 Exam Questions
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You place a new disc in an optical drive then double-click the dive in the operating system's file browser interface. An error message appears stating that the drive is not accessible. What should you do?
Wait. Then try again
You have just finished installing a new hard disk in your computer. Now the DVD drive won't work. What should you do first?
Make sure the DVD drive cables are connected.
What is the purpose of the small cable that connects an IDE optical drive to the sound card?
Send CD audio from the optical drive to the sound card.
Which of the following are optical storage devices? (3)
DVD, CD, and BD
When you try to read a particular DVD-R disc, you receive an error message. Other discs work fine. Which of the following are the most likely problems? (2)
Incorrect disc format and/or dirty or scratched disk.
Due to a blackout, power is no longer coming from the wall outlet and your computer is now off. You do not have a UPS and you need to remove a disc out of the DVD drive. What is the easiest method for retrieving the disc?
Push an unbent paper clip into the hole on the front of the drive.
What is the most important consideration when choosing a re-writable DVD drive?
You have a CD-RW drive that advertises speed of 32x/12x/48x. What is the read speed of the drive?
Which optical media has the greatest storage capacity?
Single-layer, single sided Blu-ray disc
Which Blu-ray standard defines re-writable disks?
Which of the following is the most common disk interface for optical drives on home ad office computers?
You need a storage device that has very large storage capacity, is fast, and is relatively inexpensive. Which storage device will vest suit your needs?
Which of the following is typically used for large data backups of servers?
What method does SDHC card use for storing data?
Which interface is primarily used for internal hard drives in modern desktop PC systems?
Which of the following is an advantage of SATA over PATA?
Faster data transfer speeds.
Which of the followings are advantages of solid state storage compared to hard drives? (2)
No moving parts and lower power requirements.
What method does MMC card use for storing data?
Which of the following are magnetic storage devices? (3)
Tape drive, hard drive, and floppy disk
Which of the following is not an advantage of SSDs over HDDs?
Which of the following media types is not hot swappable?
DVD drive with an IDE interface
Which storage device types use magnetic film or aluminum platters for storing data? (2)
Floppy disk and hard disk.
Which of the following Windows utilities would yo use to realign the file structure on the disk to optimize performance?
You are installing a floppy drive. You want the floppy drive to be the A: drive. How do you do this?
Install the drive after the twist in the ribbon cable.
What kind of power connector does a floppy drive use?
Mini-molex power connector
A user called to complain that he can't save a file to a floppy diskette in his floppy drive. What should you do? (2)
Verify that the diskette has been inserted and properly formatted and make sure the write-protection tab on the diskette isn't set.
You just installed a new floppy disk drive. After booting the computer, the drive light stays lit. What is the most likely problem?
The ribbon cable is connected backwards.
Which statement is true regarding IDE master and slave settings?
If two IDE devices share the same channel, one device must be set to master and the other must be set to slave.
A computer has a hard disk and a DVD drive installed on the primary IDE channel. You decide to move the DVD drive to the secondary IDE channel. The secondary IDE interface will have no other devices. What setting should you configure on the DVD drive?
Master or Single
You have connected a single drive to the primary IDE interface and a single drive to the secondary IDE interface. How should the drives be configured?
Both drives should be set to Master or Single Drive only.
Which ribbon cable is used by an ATA/133 hard drive?
40-pin / 80-wire
Two IDE devices share the same channel. One device is newer and faster than the other. Which device should you set to master?
Set the newer, faster device to master.
How many PATA devices can be installed on a typical modem ATX motherboard?
You have just finished upgrading the power supply in you r desktop computer. Now the hard disk will not work. What should you do first?
Make sure the power connectors on the hard disk are plugged in all of the way.
You have a computer system with two IDE channels built into the motherboard. You add a PCI expansion card that provides an additional four IDE channels. What is the maximum number of IDE devices that can be attached to the system?
You are installing the first SATA drive into a desktop computer system, but you do not have the drivers for the motherboard's integrated SATA controller. Which of the following tasks will be required in the configuration process?
Set the drive type in the BIOS to IDE.
Which of the following tasks would you complete as part of a SATA installation?
Use the 15-pin power connector.
You have a motherboard with a 4 built-in SATA connectors. What is the maximum number of SATA devices you can connect to the motherboard using the integrated ports?
A manager wants you to install a Serial ATA hard drive into his computer, but the motherboard does not have a Serial ATA connector. What should you do?
Install a Serial ATA host adapter in an expansion slot.
Your desktop workstation system uses a SCSI bus to connect storage devices. The SCSI host adapter is assigned an ID of 7, the SCSI hard disk is assigned an ID of 5, the SCSI tape drive is assigned an ID of 3, and the SCSI DVD drive is assigned an ID of 0. Which device has the highest priority on the SCSI bus.
You're configuring devices on a SCSI bus. You've installed a SCSI adapter in an expansion slot. You've connected an external SCSI tape drive to the external port connector on the adapter. You've connected two hard SCSI hard disk drives (sd0 and sd1) to two of the middle connectors on the internal SCSI ribbon cable. The end connector on the internal SCSI ribbon cable is connected to a SCSI DVD drive. Where should termination be enabled on this bus? (2)
On the DVD drive and on the extrernal tape drive
You've just purchased an external SCSI hard drive for your desktop workstation. What should you do before you connect it to the system?
Set the drive's SCSI ID
Which of the following types of SCSI termination uses voltage regulators in conjunction with resistors to terminate the SCSI bus?
A SCSI hard disk drive has three jumpers that are used to set the SCSI ID. Shunts have been placed on the first and third jumpers. What SCSI ID has been assigned to this device?
If you want to boot from a hard drive, what must it have?
You have a computer running Windows 7 Home Premium and need to access the contents of a flash drive. The flash drive has been formatted with the exFAT file system. You want to read the flash drive on your computer as quickly as possible with the least amount of effort. What should you do?
Do nothing. Windows y can natively access exFAT file systems.
You have added two new hard disks to a Windows computer. The disks are configured as basic disks. Which of the following could be configured on these disks? (2)
Primary partitions or extended partitions with logical drives
You have a computer running Window 7. You need to format a 64 GB flash drive as a single volume. You want the drive to support quick removal, and minimize memory and processor use when reading and writing to the drive. Which file system should you choose?
How can you reformat a drive from FAT 32 to NTFS without losing existing data?
Use the convert command at a command prompt.
Which of the following is true about primary partitions?
The active partition must be a primary partition.
Which of the following is a characteristic of extended partitions?
They are subdivided into logical drives.
You remove a hard disk from a Windows 7 system and put it in another system that is running Windows 98. You are unable to read the disk. What is most likely the problem?
Windows 98 does not support NTFS.
Which disk types does Window support? (2)
Dynamic and Basic
You're formatting a newly-installed hard disk with Disk Management and are at the point where you need to select the type of file system to be used. Which of the following scenarios would require selecting the FAT 32 file system?
You need the disk to be backwards-compatible with older versions of Windows.
You want to combine storage space from two different hard disks into a single logical storage logical unit on your Windows computer. What should you do?
Use dynamic disks and a spanned volume.
Which tool would you use to create and delete partitions on hard drives?
Under what conditions should you choose exFAT over FAT 32 or NTFS? (2)
When formatting removable flash devices and When creating a volume over 32 GB in size
You have a hard disk that has a single primary partition and has been assigned D: as the drive letter. Which tool would you use to configure the drive to use the FAT 32 file system?
Where is Disk Management located within Windows?
You have a computer where a removable disk drive has been formatted with NTFS. You want the drive to use FAT 32 to be compatible with more operating systems. The drive is currently configured using drive letter D:. What should you do?
Back up the data on the D: drive. Reformat the D: drive using FAT 32. Restore the data.
You have physically installed a new hard disk drive in your computer, configured the disk in the BIOS using the CMOS setup program, and partitioned the disk. You try to access the hard disk drive in Window Explorer, but get an error message. Which utility will you most likely use to solve the problem?
What is required to control access to the file system using file and folder permissions on a Windows-based computer?
Which of the following is an advantage of the exFAT file system over NTFS?
Lower memory and processor resource use
Which partition type identifies the partition as one that holds the boot loader program used to start the operating system?
You have an extra disk on you system that has three primary partitions and an extended partition with two logical drives. You want to convert the partitions to simple volumes, preferably without losing data. What should you do?
Upgrade the disk to a dynamic disk.
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