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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (Core Hardware)
 9  Chapter 0100:  Hard Drives

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1. The IDE interface competes with the ATA standard.

A. True

B. False


2. IDE is an acronym for (Choose all that apply)

A. Industrial Drive Electronics

B. Integrated Drive Electronics

C. Intelligent Drive Electronics

D. Institutional Drive Electronics


3. EIDE is incompatible with the ATA standard

A. True

B. False


4. ATAPI added support for






5. PIO is an acronym for:

A. Preferred Industry Organization

B. Primary In Out

C. Preferential Input Output

D. Programmed Input Output


6. Ultra DMA supports data transfer rates up to:

A. 8 MB per second

B. 16 MB per second

C. 33 MB per second

D. 66 MB per second


7. Choose the appropriate characteristics for Ultra ATA/66 (Choose all that apply)

A. Bypasses CPU

B. Requires a minimum of 32 MB of RAM

C. A maximum transfer rate of 66.7 MB per second

D. Requires 80 conductor cabling


8. A color-coded 80-conductor IDE cable uses a _______ color for the system board; __________ color for the first drive and a ________ color for the second drive, if it exists.

A. Black, gray, blue

B. Blue, gray, black

C. Gray, black, blue

D. Blue, black, gray


9. An 80-conductor IDE cable can support C/S.

A. True

B. False


10. A single IDE Channel can support up to

A. One drive

B. Two drives

C. Three drives

D. Four drives


11. It is possible to have both a C/S and a non-C/S drive in a computer, as long as they are on different channels.

A. True

B. False


12. The maximum cable length for IDE is

A. 12 in.

B. 18 in.

C. 24 in.

D. 36 in.


13. Serial ATA is incompatible with current IDE standards.

A. True

B. False


14. Ultra IDE/66 and Ultra IDE/100-133 use 80 conductors with 40 pins to:

A. Make everyone wonder what happened to the other 40 wires

B. Carry the required DC voltage

C. Reduce crosstalk

D. Interface with 80 pin SCSI drives


15. A read/write head meeting the platter while spinning is called a:

A. Hard Drive dance

B. Advanced Data Transfer

C. Landing Zone

D. Head Crash


16. The track on the outermost ring on a platter is called Track

A. 0

B. 1

C. 9

D. 1024


17. CHS is short for:

A. Complete Head System

B. Cylinder Head Sector

C. Compressed Head Storage

D. Circular Head System


18. True of False. LBA is in part, a translation scheme.

A. True

B. False


19. Track 0 contains

A. Nothing

B. OS Information

C. Nothing because this is the Landing Zone

D. Secret pictures of Tcat’s office


20. Disk ________ requires 2 drive controllers.

A. RAID 1 Duplexing




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