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1.       Data on an optical storage medium is stored as ______ and lands.


2.       ___________ time is the average time that it takes a computer to locate data on a storage medium and read it.


3.       A computer can move directly to any file on a(n) __________ access device, but must start at the beginning and read through all of the data on a(n) _____________ access device.

random, sequential ~ direct, sequential

4.       Higher disk _________provides increased storage capacity.


5.       “HD DS” means _______________.

high-density double-sided

6.       EIDE, Ultra ATA, and SCSI refer to the type of _________ used by a hard disk drive.


7.       CD-RW technology allows you to ______ data on a disk, then change that data.

Record ~ write

8.       Movie files are much too large to fit on a DVD unless they are compressed, using a special type of data coding called _______.        


9.       The _______ bus carries data from RAM to peripheral devices.


10.   AGP, PCI, and ISA are types of expansion _________, which are part of a personal computer’s motherboard.


11.   Many peripheral devices come packaged with device ________software.


12.   A scanner is a type of ______ device.

input ~ peripheral

13.   Most people set their monitors to a(n) _________of 640 X 480, 800 X 600, or 1024 X 768.


14.   The number of colors that a monitor can display is referred to as bit ________.


15.   The advantages of an LCD monitor include display clarity, low radiation emission, portability, and ___________.


16.   The most popular printers for personal computers are______, which are inexpensive and produce good quality color printouts.

ink jet

17.   Today’s PCs include a feature called Plug and ________ that automatically takes care of technical details for installing peripheral devices.


18.   A ________key such as the [Ctrl] key is used in conjunction with other keys to expand the abilities of each key.


19.   Track points and touchpads are alternative ________ devices often found on notebook computers.


20.   A read-write ________ is a mechanism in the disk drive that reads and writes the magnetized particles that represent data.