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Section 5.3 Parallel ATA (IDE)

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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?

a. 12
b. 24
c. 4
d. 8
e. 6
f. 36
12
A computer has a hard disk drive 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?

a. Master or Slave
b. Master or Single
c. Slave
d. Any of the above
Master or Single
How many PATA devices can be installed on a typical modern ATX motherboard?

a. 2
b. 8
c. 16
d. 1
e. 4
2
Two IDE devices share the same channel. One device is new and faster than the other. which device should you set to master?

a. Neither device should be set to master.
b. Set the older, slower device to master.
c. It doesn't matter. The drives will perform the same regardless of the setting.
d. Set the newer, faster device to master.
Set the newer, faster device to master.
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?

a. Both drives should be set to Slave.
b. Both drives should be set to Master or Single Drive only.
c. The drive on the primary IDE interface should be set to Slave. The drive on the secondary IDE interface should be set to Master.
d. The drive on the primary IDE interface should be set to Master. The drive on the secondary IDE interface should be set to Slave.
Both drives should be set to Master or Single Drive only.
Which statement is true regarding IDE master and slave settings?

a. If two IDE devices share the same channel, one device must be set to single and the other must be set to slave.
b. If two IDE devices share the same channel, one device must be set to master and the other must be set to slave.
c. If two IDE devices share the same channel, both devices must be set to master.
d. If two IDE devices share the same channel, both devices must be set to slave.
If two IDE devices share the same channel, one device must be set to master and the other must be set to slave.
Which ribbon cable is used by an ATA/133 hard drive?

a. 40-pin / 80-wire
b. 34-pin / 34-wire
c. 40-pin / 40-wire
d. 80-pin / 40-wire
40-pin / 80-wire
You have just finished upgrading the power supply in your desktop computer. Now the hard disk will not work. What should you do first?

a. Use the switch on the power supply to switch from 110 to 220 volts.
b. Replace the power supply.
c. Make sure the power connectors on the hard disk are plugged in all of the way.
d. Configure the jumpers on the hard disk.
e. Edit the BIOS to recognize the hard disk.
Make sure the power connectors on the hard disk are plugged in all of the way.
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