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1) (5 pts) Fill in the blanks… • The smallest addressable unit of disk space is called Sector • The smallest allocatable unit of disk space is called Cluster • A subset of a hard disk drive that can contain a separate file system is called Partition 2) (5 pts) In the FAT file system, how many entries are there in the FAT itself (hint: how is it indexed) and what does each entry contain? Hint: I don’t want an actual size, I want what the size is based on. In FAT file systems, there will be a FAT entry for every identifiable cluster in use. (Still not 100% sure) Remember the fat and the root dir table? Just focus on the fat table. The fat will have entries. How many entries can you expect in that table? HOW MANY ENTRIES? THE ANS IS NOT A NUMBER!! WHAT IS THE GENERAL ANSWER? 3 words is enough to answer this question. For problems #3 – #8 , consider a 500 GB hard disk drive with 512 byte sectors and 4 KB (4096 byte) clusters. Consider an ASCII text document midterm.txt storing the answers to this exam. The file midterm.txt is 42500 characters. Recall: every ASCII character consumes 8 bits (i.e. 1 byte).
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