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1

This type of memory is volatile, used as temporary workspace by the CPU, and loses its contents every time a computer is powered down.

A. ROM
B. RAM
C. CMOS
D. Solid State

B. RAM

2

Cache memory uses which type of RAM chip because of its speed?

A. DRAM
B. VRAM
C. DIMM
D. SRAM

D. SRAM

3

This type of SDRAM doubled the speed at which standard SDRAM processed data by accessing the module twice per clock cycle.

A. Dual-channel
B. Multichannel
C. Double-sided
D. DDR1

D. DDR1

4

This type of RAM module uses a special 240-pin DIMM socket and requires far less power than the previoius modules, while providing almost twice the bandwidth.

A. DDR1 SDRAM
B. DDR2 SDRAM
C. DDR3 SDRAM
D. VRAM

C. DDR3 SDRAM

5

This specialized type of RAM memory chip is for use on video adapters.

A. SRAM
B. SDRAM
C. DRAM
D. VRAM

D. VRAM

6

This type of SDRAM module has memory chips mounted on both sides.

A. Single-sided
B. Double-sided
C. ECC
D. Dual channel

B. Double-sided

7

This chip manages the main memory on a motherboard.

A. CMOS
B. VRAM
C. MCC
D. DDR3

C. MCC

8

Which of the following is not an I/O technology?

A. RS-232-C
B. USB
C. IEEE 1394
D. DB-9

D. DB-9 is a connector with a trapezoid shape and nine pins.

9

Name a common communications adapter card used to connect PCs to a LAN or to take advantage of a DSL or cable modem Internet connection.

A. NIC
B. Modem
C. Capture card
D. Video adapter

A. NIC

10

This category of adapter card accepts and records video signals to a PC's hard drive.

A. Network adapter
B. Modem
C. Capture Card
D. Video Adapter

C. Capture Card

11

This is a component in a hard drive system that reads and writes data.

A. Spindle
B. Head
C. Platter
D. Cable

B. Head

12

Name the rotating shaft to which a hard drive's platters attach.

A. Head
B. Cable
C. Pin
D. Spindle

D. Spindle

13

Which of the following is not an example of a magnetic mass storage device?

A. FDD
B. DVD drive
C. HDD
D. Tape Drive

B. DVD drive

14

Name two common interfaces for external hard drives.

A. IDE and SATA
B. Serial and parallel
C. USB and eSATA
D. Modems and hubs

C. USB and eSATA

15

This DVD type stores 17.08 GB of data, or over eight hours of video.

A. DVD-18
B. DVD-9
C. DVD-10
D. DVD-5

A. DVD-18

16

This type of optical mass storage device was developed to read and write high-definition video.

A. DVD-18
B. CD-RW
C. Blu-ray disc
D. DVD-RW

C. Blu-ray disc

17

This type of mass storage device, once found in nearly every PC, is now rarely installed in a new PC.

A. Tape drive
B. Floppy disc drive
C. Hard disk drive
D. Optical disk drive

B. Floppy disc drive

18

This feature indicates that a drive can be connected or disconnected without shutting down the system.

A. External
B. RAID
C. USB
D. Hot-swappable

D. Hot-swappable

19

This magnetic mass storage device type stores data sequentially and has been primarily used as backup storage for servers.

A. FDD
B. Tape drive
C. Optical drive
D. HDD

B. Tape drive

20

This is a group of standards defining several schemes for using multiple identical hard drives, working together in an array with the goal of achieving either better performance or redundancy.

A. RAID
B. eSATA
C. USB
D. Serial

A. RAID