Ch.7 Secondary Storage

Hard disks store and organize files using all of the following, except _.
Which of the following is true about an internal hard disk?
Variable amount of storage.
On a hard disk, each track is divided into visible wedge-shaped sections called -.
The hard disk's surface is scratched and some or all of the data is destroyed when there is a -.
Head Crash
Which of the following is not an example of secondary storage?
An external hard disk -.
Usually, connects to a USB or Thunderbolt port.
Storage that retains its data after the power is turned off is referred to as -.
Nonvolatile Storage
The process of accessing information from secondary storage devices is referred to as -.
The - of a secondary storage device indicates how much data the storage medium can hold.
Which of the following measures the amount of time required by the storage device to retrieve data and programs?
Access Speed
One way to improve the storage capacity of a hard disk is to -.
Use file compression.
This process improves system performance by acting as a temporary high-speed holding area between a secondary storage device and the CPU.
Disk Caching
Which of the following characteristics about RAID is incorrect?
One high-capacity hard disk drive.
Three ways to improve the performance of a hard disk include -.
Disk caching, RAID, and file compression.
Which of these is not an example of solid state storage?
Digital versatile disc.
Smartphones use which of these storage technologies?
Flash memory card.
Optical discs use these to represent data.
Pits and lands.
A CD-PW disc -.
Can be erased and rewritten.
All of the following are true of DVD-ROM drives except:
They are known as erasable optical discs.
The large capacity, high-definition optical discs designed to store hi-def video and video games are -.
These discs have a capacity of 50 gigabytes on one side.
Solid-state storage devices are different than hard discs in that they -.
Have no moving parts.
What is it called when servers on the Internet supply applications as a service, rather than a product?
Cloud computing.
This allows you to upload and store documents on the Internet.
Cloud storage.
Which of these is not a mass storage device?
Optical disc.