CIS- Chapter 7

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Optical discs use these to represent data.

Pits and lands

Which of these is not a mass storage device?

Optical disc

All of the following are try of DVD-ROM drives except:

They are also known as erasable optical discs.

One way to improve the storage capacity of a hard disk is to:

Use file compression

The hard disk’s disk surface is scratched and some or all of the data is destroyed when there is a :

head crash

Mass storage devices are specialized high-capacity secondary storage devices designed to store large amounts of data for an organization.


Blu-ray discs are the high definition standard and have a far greater capacity than DVDs.


Media are the actual physical material that holds the data and programs.


The process of saving information to a secondary storage device is referred to as embedding.


CD-ROMS are often used to archive data and to record music downloaded from the Internet.


Hard disks store and organize files using all of the following, except_____.
a. paths
b. cylinders
c. tracks
d. sectors


Solid-state storage devices are different than hard disks in that they:

have no moving parts

Smartphones use which of these storage technologies?

Flash memory card

A CD-RW disc:

can be erased and rewritten.

The standard for high definition optical discs is:


This allows you to upload and store documents on the Internet.

Cloud storage

This process improves system performance by acting as a temporary high-speed holding area between a secondary storage device and the CPU.

Disk caching

The ____ of a secondary storage device indicates how much data the storage medium can hold.


Which of the following is true about an internal hard disk?
a. Portable
b. Slow
c. Fixed amount of storage
d. Variable amount of storage

Fixed amount of storage

Which of the following measures the amount of time required by the storage device to retrieve data and programs?
a. Access speed
b. Capacity
c. RAM
d. Nonvolatile media

Access speed

Which of the following characteristics about RAID is incorrect?
a. one high capacity hard disk drive
b. fast access speed
c. expanded storage capability
d. highly reliable

one high capacity hard disk drive

The process of accessing information from secondary storage devices is referred to as _____.


These discs have a capacity of 50 gigabytes on one side.


The standard for high definition optical discs is _____.


What is it called when servers on the Internet supply applications as a service, rather than a product?

Cloud computing

Which of these is not an example of solid state storage?
a. USB drives
b. SSDs
c. Digital versatile disc
d. Flash memory cards

Digital versatile disc

An external hard disk _____.

usually connects to a USB or Thunderbolt port

Which of the following is not an example of secondary storage?
a. RAM
b. Flash drives
d. External hard drives


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