ITS 230 MD8

† F† 1. Storage devices can be categorized as input or output devices.

† F† 2. A storage medium is volatile; that is, items stored on it remain intact even when you turn off a computer or mobile device.

† T† 3. Compared with the access time of memory, the access time of storage devices is slow.

† F† 4. On storage media, a higher density means less storage capacity.

† F† 5. Because of current standards, head crashes no longer occur.

† F† 6. The access time of a hard disk can be more than 100 times faster than an SSD.

† T† 7. While encrypted files offer greater security than unencrypted files, an operating system may require more time to open and access encrypted files.

† T† 8. While each program may use a different method of encrypting files, they all use the process of cryptography.

† T† 9. A group of two or more integrated hard drives is called a RAID.

† F† 10. When you are finished using a USB flash drive, simply remove it from the USB port.

† F† 11. Mini discs require a separate mini disc drive; that is, they do not work in standard-sized optical disc drives.

† F† 12. An active RFID tag contains a battery than runs the chipís circuitry and broadcasts a signal to the RFID reader; because they are so small, they can be embedded in skin


1. capacity:C†† 2. Controller:D†† 3. longitudinal recording:A†† 4. network attached storage:B†† 5. Reading:J

†6. ripping:H†† 7. sequential access:I†† 8. solid-state media:E†† 9. thumb drive:F†† 10. Writing:G

//a. storage method in which the magnetic particles are aligned horizontally around a diskís surface

//b.††††††† server whose sole purpose is providing storage to users, computers, and devices attached to the network

//c.†††††††† the number of bytes a storage medium can hold

//d.††††††† special-purpose chip and electronic circuits that control the transfer of data, instructions, and information from a drive to and from the system bus and other components in the computer

//e. flash memory chip type that consists entirely of electronic components, such as integrated circuits, and contains no moving parts

//f. flash memory storage device that plugs in a USB port on a computer or mobile device

//g.††††††† process of transferring data, instructions, and information from memory to a storage medium

//h.††††††† process of copying audio and/or video data from a purchased disc and saving it on your own media

//i.††††††††† storage technique that reads or writes data consecutively

//j.†††††††† process of transferring data, instructions, and information from a storage medium into memory

Problem Solving:

2. You can look at your first hard drive and see if both connectors are the same and if they are look at the cable. They are usually labelled.

3. Lots of cameras that I have use a micro SD card which donít fit in laptops but they do make a micro SD adaptor which allow them to be placed in a laptop.

5. You could buy a disk drive that attaches to your laptop via USB port or find out if the DVD came with a serial number which would allow you to download and activate it from a website.

6. Your computer may not have the authorization to access the files stored on the remote server but will still allow you to upload files.

10. The files may not be syncing because the file synchronization may not be activated on the computer or there is no connection between the cloud service and the computer. Could try restarting the service and double checking settings

Internet Research:

2. I used my username that I frequently use for things like video games or websites but none of the results were me. I also searched the MN and WI public records database and found nothing that pertains to me.