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  1. Which of the following is made of aluminum, glass, or ceramic and is coated with an alloy material that allows items to be recorded magnetically on its surface?

    A. cluster
    B. platter
    C. read/write head
    D. cache
    B. platter
  2. Which of the following is the mechanism that reads and writes items in the drive as it barely touches the disk’s recording surface?

    A. read/write head
    B. cache
    C. platter
    D. cluster
    A. read/write head
  3. Which of the following is a high-capacity optical disc on which users can read but not write or erase?

    A. CD-ROM
    B. DVD-R
    C. DVD-ROM
    D. CD-RW
    C. DVD-ROM
  4. Which of the following interfaces sends several bits at once?

    A. serial
    B. dual
    C. single
    D. parallel
    D. parallel
  5. A DVD-ROM uses all of the following to achieve a higher storage capacity than a CD-ROM EXCEPT ____.

    A. making the disc single-session
    B. make the disc more dense by packing the pits closer together
    C. use two layers of pits
    D. be double-sided
    A. making the disc single-session
  6. Which of the following kinds of cards stores data on an integrated circuit embedded in the card?

    A. memory
    B. smart
    C. SD
    D. USB
    B. smart
  7. Which of the following kinds of backup is another name for a full backup?

    A. incremental
    B. selective
    C. archival
    D. optional
    C. archival
  8. Storage devices access items in which of the following units of time?

    A. milliseconds
    B. seconds
    C. minutes
    D. nanoseconds
    A. milliseconds
  9. Users subscribe to a cloud storage service, like the kind advertised in the accompanying figure, to do all of the following EXCEPT to ____.

    A. save time by storing large files instantaneously
    B. allow others to access files
    C. store offsite backups to data
    D. make enterprises provide data center functions
    D. make enterprises provide data center functions
  10. Which of the following overcomes the major disadvantage of CD-R disks, which is being able to write on them only once?

    A. CD-ROM
    B. CD-RW
    C. DVD-ROM
    D. DVD-R
    B. CD-RW
  11. What kind of storage is an Internet service that provides storage to computer or mobile users?

    A. blog
    B. sky
    C. cloud
    D. data
    C. cloud
  12. How do discs, like the one in the accompanying figure, commonly store items?

    A. in a single track that spirals from the center of the disc to the edge of the disc
    B. in a double track that spirals around the edge of the disc
    C. in a single track that circles the disc once
    D. in a double track that circles the disc once
    A. in a single track that spirals from the center of the disc to the edge of the disc
  13. Which of the following is a device that reads from and writes on memory cards?

    A. laser
    B. reader/writer
    C. editing
    D. optical
    B. reader/writer
  14. Which of the following devices is the computer hardware that records and/or retrieves items to and from a flash drive or external hard drive, for example?

    A. memory
    B. data
    C. file
    D. storage
    D. storage
  15. Which of the following is not a competing rewritable DVD format?

    A. DVD+RW
    B. DVD-ROM
    C. DVD+R
    D. DVD
    C. DVD+R
  16. Which of the following provides a myriad of financial reporting requirements and guidelines for public companies?

    A. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    B. Oakley Act
    C. Sorbonne Oakley Act
    D. Sardine Act
    A. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  17. Which of the following does NOT use direct access?

    A. flash memory storage
    B. recent storage
    C. tape
    D. staple
    C. tape
  18. Which of the following is NOT a cloud storage provider?

    A. SkyDrive
    B. eCloud
    C. Google Drive
    D. iCloud
    B. eCloud
  19. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a hard disk?

    A. round
    B. platter
    C. track
    D. write-protect notch
    D. write-protect notch
  20. Which of the following kinds of access refers to reading or writing data consecutively?

    A. sequential
    B. consecutive
    C. random
    D. manual
    A. sequential
  21. The inflexible, circular platters on which kind of disks use magnetic particles to store data, instructions, and information?

    A. track
    B. platter
    C. hard
    D. soft
    C. hard
  22. Which of the following consists of a special-purpose chip and electronic circuits that govern the transfer of data, instructions, and information from a drive to and from the system bus and other components in the computer?

    A. mouse
    B. controller
    C. tower
    D. monitor
    B. controller
  23. A group of two or more integrated hard disks is referred to as which of the following?

    A. RAVE
    B. MAID
    C. DVD
    D. RAID
    D. RAID
  24. Which of the following kinds of backup is another name for a selective backup?

    A. partial
    B. incremental
    C. full
    D. archival
    A. partial
  25. Which of the following is NOT a common type of memory card?

    A. SD
    B. MMC
    C. MX6
    D. memory stick
    C. MX6
  26. Which of the following kinds of storage is NOT used by NAS and SAN solutions?

    A. tape memory
    B. flash memory
    C. RAID
    D. network storage
    B. flash memory
  27. Which of the following kinds of devices are servers connected to a network with the sole purpose of providing storage?

    A. LAN
    B. IP
    C. W3C
    D. NAS
    D. NAS
  28. What do discs, like the kind shown in the accompanying figure, usually measure?

    A. 4.75 inches in diameter and less than one-twentieth of an inch thick
    B. 5 inches in diameter and less than one-thirtieth of an inch thick
    C. 4.5 inches in diameter and less than one-fortieth of an inch thick
    D. 4 inches in diameter and less than one-fourth of an inch thick
    A. 4.75 inches in diameter and less than one-twentieth of an inch thick
  29. Which of the following is true of SSDs compared to traditional hard disks?

    A. SSDs have slower transfer rates
    B. SSDs store less than hard disks
    C. They are about the same
    D. SSDs have faster transfer rates
    D. SSDs have faster transfer rates
  30. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of external hard drives over internal hard drives?

    A. They are portable
    B. They have more storage space
    C. They leave data in the computer
    D. None of the above
    C. They leave data in the computer
  31. Which of the following can be used to store a prepaid amount of money, such as for student purchases on campus?

    A. memory sticks
    B. smart cards
    C. memory cards
    D. hard disks
    B. smart cards
  32. Which of the following kinds of RFID tags contains a battery that runs the chip's circuitry and broadcasts a signal to the RFID reader?

    A. passive
    B. running
    C. standby
    D. active
    D. active
  33. Which of the following is the largest from among the following?

    A. YB
    B. GB
    C. KB
    D. TB
    A. YB
  34. Which of the following is NOT a cloud storage provider that places a folder on your computer with contents you can synchronize across multiple devices?

    A. Google Drive
    B. CloudDrive
    C. iCloud
    D. SkyDrive
    B. CloudDrive
  35. The use of microfilm and microfiche provides all of the following advantages EXCEPT ____.

    A. they can be read without a reader
    B. they greatly reduce the amount of paper firms must handle
    C. they are expensive
    D. they have the longest storage life of any media
    A. they can be read without a reader
  36. Some computers improve hard disk access time by using which of the following, which consists of memory chips that store frequently accessed items?

    A. disk set
    B. disk cache
    C. disk storage
    D. memory
    B. disk cache
  37. Which of the following is a small sheet of film, usually about 4 X 6 inches, that stores microscopic images of documents?

    A. floppy disc
    B. hard disc
    C. memory stick
    D. microfiche
    D. microfiche
  38. Which of the following kinds of interfaces sends data one bit at a time?

    A. serial
    B. partial
    C. full
    D. archival
    A. serial
  39. Which of the following kinds of devices duplicates data, instructions, and information to improve data reliability?

    A. RAM
    B. RAID
    C. memory stick
    D. storage
    B. RAID
  40. What is the term for the case that contains the same adapters found on a motherboard with which to connect the internal hard drive?

    A. encapsulator
    B. tower
    C. case
    D. enclosure
    D. enclosure
  41. Which of the following is a small, rectangular, plastic housing for tape?

    A. tape case
    B. tape house
    C. tape cartridge
    D. tape stick
    C. tape cartridge
  42. Which of the following terms is the number of bytes (characters) a storage medium can hold?

    A. capacity
    B. strength
    C. memory
    D. capability
    A. capacity
  43. Which of the following is true of tape? (Not multiple choice)
    It is no longer used as a primary method of storage but is used most often for long-term storage and backup.

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