Chapter 8 Multiple Choice

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1. It is possible to use disk-caching to
backup sensitive data
complement a RAID
improve hard-disk performance
temporarily replace RAM
2. A special service site on the Web providing users with free or low cost storage, allowing access to information from any computer that is connected to the Internet.
optical disk
3. A GPS system is likely to use
a traditional hard drive
flash memory
an optical drive
4. (CD) Widely used optical disk format. It holds 650 MB (megabytes) to 1 GB (gigabyte) of data on one side of the CD.
CD (compact disc)
floppy-disk cartridge
jewel box
direct access
5. Tracks are
rigid metallic cylinders
the same as rings
concentric circles without visible grooves
6. Storage device that can hold over 17 gigabytes of data which is an equivalent of several million typewritten pages. Lasers are used to record and read data on the disk. The two basic types of optical disks are compact disks (CDs) and digital versatile or video disks (DVDs).
optical disk
disk caching
floppy disk drive (FDD)
7. The shutter on a disk slides to the side exposing the recording surface.
Picture CD
access speed
read only
8. RAM provides only
intermittent storage
oscillating storage
permanent storage
volatile storage
9. This type of optical disk is often used to create and edit multimedia presentations
flash memory
10. Process of accessing information from secondary storage.
Photo CD
Internet hard drive

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