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Chapter 8 Secondary Storage Multiple Choice 1. RAM provides only temporary storage as it loses all of its contents when power to the system unit is shut off. This type of storage is referred to as__________ storage. a) volatile b) sequential c) direct d) nonvolatile Answer: A Difficulty level: Medium Page: 210 Response: RAM is temporary or volatile storage. 2. Secondary storage is __________, which means it keeps its data after the power is turned off. a) volatile b) sequential c) direct d) nonvolatile Answer: D Difficulty level: Medium Page: 210 Response: Secondary storage is nonvolatile storage as it does not lose the data when the power is turned off. 3. The process of saving information onto secondary storage devices is referred to as 4. The __________ indicates how much data a particular storage medium can hold. CE_TB08-1
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5. The amount of time required by a storage device to retrieve data and programs is 6. Flat, portable pieces of Mylar encased in a hard, plastic cover and used to store data are called a) nonvolatile media b) EBCDIC data c) diskettes d) standard disks Answer: C Difficulty level: Easy Page: 210 Response: Floppy disks use circular pieces of Mylar which are enclosed in a plastic covering. 7. The standard size for flexible disks with an exterior jacket of hard plastic is currently CE_TB08-2
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8. The 2HD on a disk label means 9. Rings or tracks on floppies are divided in wedged-shaped sections known as
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