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When using an 80-conductor cable-select cable, the drive nearest the motherboard is the _____.
_____ on a circuit board inside the drive housing is responsible for writing and reading data to these tracks and sectors and for keeping track of where everything is stored on the drive.
The top and bottom of each disk of a magnetic hard drive have a(n) _____ that moves across the disk surface as all the disks rotate on a spindle.
A _____ drive has one, two, or more platters, or disks, that stack together and spin in unison inside a sealed metal housing that contains firmware to control reading and writing data to the drive and to communicate with the motherboard.
During the _____ formatting process, you specify the size of the partition and what file system it will use.
A technology that configures two or more hard drives to wrok together as an array of drives is called _____.
The first sector on the disk, called the boot sector or ____ record, contains the information about how the disk is organized and the file system used.
If you are mounting a hard drive into a bay that is too large, a _____ kit can help you securely fit the drive into the bay.
_____ is a system BIOS feature that monitors hard drive performance, disk spin up time, temperature, distance between the head and the disk, and other mechanical activities of the drive in order to predict when the drive is likely to fail.
_____ is a standard for communication between a subsystem of peripheral devices and the system bus.
A computer's ability to respond to a fault or catastrophe, such as a hardware failure or power outage, so taht data is not lost is known as _______.
Each FAT entry lists how each ______ (or file allocation unit) on the disk is currently used.
Track and sector markings are written to a hard drive before it leaves the factory in a process called _____ formatting.
To reduce the amount of electrical "noise", or interference, on a SCSI cable, each end of the SCSI chain has a(n) _____ resistor.
The smallest unit of space on a disk for storing a file and is made up of one or more sectors
Designed to provide greater security and to support more storage capacity than the older file system
If you are replacing a floppy drive, you must inform BIOS setup by accessing setup and changing the drive type.
Hardware problems usually show up at POST, unless there is physical damage to an area of the hard drive that is not accessed during POST.
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