MD8Mark McClain

 

True/False††††††††† Mark T for True and F for False. If False, rewrite the statement so that it is True.

__F__1. Storage devices cannot be categorized as input or output devices.

__F__2. A storage medium also called secondary storage, is the physical material on which a computer keeps data, information, programs, and applications

__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 more storage capacity.

__F__5. Because of current standards, head crashes still occur.

__F__6. The access time of an SSD can be more than 100 times faster than a hard disk.

__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, Right click the icon select eject and wait tell it is safe to remove.

__F__11. Mini discs require a separate mini disc drive; that is, they also work in standard-sized optical disc drives.

__T__12. An active RFID tag contains a battery that runs the chipís circuitry and broadcasts a signal to the RFID reader; because they are so small, they can be embedded in skin.

 

Match the terms with their definitions.


__C__1. capacity

__D__2. controller

__A__3. longitudinal recording

__B__4. network attached storage

__J__5. reading

__H__6. ripping

__I__7. sequential access

__E__8. solid-state media

__F__9. thumb drive

__G__10. writing

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.


 

  1. Unrecognized Storage Device You have connected an external storage device to your new MacBook Pro, but the operating system is not recognizing the deviceís contents. Instead, it asks whether you want to format the device. Why might this be happening?

Some devices do not recognize some storage devices. If it was used to store files from a windows system it might think that it can only read windows devices.

  1. Second Hard Drive Connection While installing a second hard drive in your computer, you realize that your computer does not include a cable to connect the hard drive to the motherboard. How can you determine what type of cable to purchase?

You will need to look on motherboard to see what the ports look like. Then you can determine which to buy.

  1. Incompatible Memory Card While attempting to copy files from your digital camera to your laptop, you realize that the memory card from your camera does not fit in the memory card slot on your laptop. What other steps can you take to copy the photos from the camera to the laptop?

Look on the camera to see if there is a spot for a USB cable that connects the camera to the computer.

  1. Missing Files You stored some files on a USB flash drive, but when you attempted to access them you noticed that they no longer were there. What might have happened, and what next steps will you take to attempt to recover these files?

When transferring the files it may be possible that the transfer did not complete successful. Check the device that they were transferred from and start the transfer again.

  1. Media Not Supported You purchased a program that came on a DVD, but your laptop does not have an optical disc drive. What next steps can you take to install this program?

You can buy an external optical drive reader. Then install the disk from there.

Internet Research

Research This:

(a) Visit a general reference website and locate any free resources that you can download to your computer or mobile device. What materials are available to download? Which general topics are available? For which classes would you find the contents useful? Are you able to browse and search the collections? What types of current news articles are displayed? Are links to news stories or research articles shown? How often are they updated? Are previous stories archived so that you can research these events?

I researched https://www.w3schools.com/

What materials are available to download?

You can download HTML templates.

Which general topics are available?

HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, Python

For which classes would you find the contents useful?

ITS 230 and ITS310

Are you able to browse and search the collections?

Yes

What types of current news articles are displayed?

I cannot find anything

Are links to news stories or research articles shown?

No

How often are they updated?

Weekly

Are previous stories archived so that you can research these events?

No