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Section 5.4 Serial ATA

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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?

a. Upgrade to a newer motherboard with integrated SATA connectors.
b. Install a Serial ATA host adapter in an expansion slot.
c. Use an external drive with a FireWire/USB adapter.
d. Use an external drive with a USB/SATA adapter.
Install a Serial ATA host adapter in an expansion slot.
Which of the following tasks would you complete as part of a SATA installation?

a. Complete a low-level format of the drive.
b. Use the 4-pin molex power connector.
c. Use the 15-pin power connector.
d. Set the master/slave relationship using a jumper.
e. Configure the device ID using a jumper.
Use the 15-pin power connector.
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?

a. Configure master/slave relationships with a jumper.
b. Connect the drive to the middle cable connector.
c. Set the drive type in the BIOS to IDE.
d. Use an 80-conductor PATA cable to connect the drive.
Set the drive type in the BIOS to IDE.
You have a motherboard with 4 built-in SATA connectors. What is the maximum number of SATA devices you can connect to the motherboard using the integrated ports?

a. 32
b. 8
c. 4
d. 16
e. 64
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