A+ Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC

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REVIEWING THE BASICS 1. What are the two common sizes for hard drives? 2. Why is a solid state drive referred to as solid state? 3. If a magnetic drive has four platters, how many heads does it have? 4. What is the name of the Vista technology that supports a hybrid drive? 5. When the OS addresses the sectors on a hard drive as one long list of sequential sectors, what is this technology called? 6. What are the main two components of the Master Boot Record on a hard drive? 7. What is the smallest unit of space on a hard drive that can be used to store a file? 8. What two file systems can Windows use to format a hard drive? Which system supports the most storage capacity? 9. Which ATA standard for hard drives first introduced S.M.A.R.T.? 10. Which ATA standard is the latest standard that made improvements to PATA? 11. A CD drive that uses a PATA connection must follow what standard?
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12. How many pins does a PATA cable have? What is the maximum recommended length of a PATA cable? 13.
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ITSC 1425 taught by Professor Bush during the Summer '10 term at Dallas Colleges.

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