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Why would you want to store or save the work you create on the computer?
what is an expample of a common electronic device that uses a data storage system to store and play music and video?
hard drives, card readers, tape drives, CD drives, DVD drives, flash drives, solid state drives, and zipdrives
name 8 storage devices:
example of storage devices that are portable and can be moved easily from on computer to another
when you are writing a report using a comp program such as a word processor, where is your work temporarily stored?
when you save a file to a storage medium, the storage device is _______ or ______ to the storage medium.
reading loading opening
when you want to retrieve data, the storage device is _______, _______or ________ a file.
how many drive bays are there?
what kinds of storage devices can be connected to it?
What are 2 good questions to ask about storage when buying a comp?
must be able to be accessed from outside the system unit
if a drive is mounted inside the system unit and uses removable media or is controlled manually by pushing a button or inserting media into a slot, what must happen?
magnetic optical solid state
List the 3 types of storage technologies commonly used for personal computers
versatility durability speed capacity access
what 5 criteria should be applied when deciding which storage technology system is best to suit your needs?
kilobytes megabytes terabytes gigabytes
storage capacity is measured in _________, _________, _________, or _________ for personal computers.
graphics and video
which requires more storage capacity: text such as in letters and reports or graphics and video?
with magnetic storage, patterns of magnetized particles are interpreted as the __ and __ that represent data.
this feature of magnetic storage provides fexibility for editing data and reusing areas of a storage medium containing data that is no longer needed
the fact that data stored magnetically can be change or deleted is an advantage to this type of storage. Why?
not durable loses magnetic charge, results in lost data
what are 2 disadvantages of a magnetic storage?
CD DVD storage media
name 2 storage media that are examples of optical storage technology and also are removable storage media
the patterns of light and dard spots on an optical disk are interpreted as __ and __ which represent data.
transportable environmentally friendly versatile durable
Give 4 reasons why you would choose to use optical media?
fast access to data little power is required durability portability versatility
List 5 advantages of solid state storage devices
a draw back of some storage devices is the inability to access data from more than one type of storage medium. the versatile ___ drive can access data from DvDs, DVD movies, audio CDs, data CDs, and CD-Rs.
so, you will be able to carry it with you
why is durability of a storage device or media so important?
which storage technology is most susceptible to data loss as a result of heat and moisture- magnetic optical, or solid state?
provids abundant economical storage capacity
provides faster access to files
what are 2 key advantages of hard drives over other storage technologies?
provide lots of storage capacity provide fast access to files economical
list the 3 reasons that make hard drives the preferred type of main storage for most comp systems:
inside the drive case or cartridge to screen out dust and other contaminents
where are the hard drive platters and read-write heads located and why are they located there?
access time rotation speed
list the 2 factors that determine how fast data is available for use from a hard drive?
data is stored to the same track and sector location on all platters in the cylinder before moving the read-write head to a new sector. true or false
positions the disk locates data interfaces with components on the system board
what are the functions (in order as they happen) of the controller? (3)
can the data on an internal hard drive and the data on an external hard drive be accessed at the same time?
not as durable as many other storage technologies
what is the durability of hard drives in comparison to other storage technologies?
run into a dust particle jarred while it is inuse
give 2 common reasons a head crash might occur on a hard drive
handle with care transport with care
list 2 things you can do to protext your data on your hard drive?
tape drive tape
other info: with tape storage technology, a ____ _____ is used for the storage device and a ____ is the storage medium.
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