INF111 Information Systems Theory
Review for Third Quiz
- What do the terms volatile and non-volatile mean?
- What is the size and storage capacity of the most commonly used floppy
disk? What "density" rating is it called?
- What is a track? What are the two definitions for sector?
What is a cluster?
- What material are the disks of floppy disks made of? What is the
magnetic coating made of?
- What happens when you format a new, never-been-used floppy
disk? What happens when you format a disk that has been used?
- What is the write-protect window on a floppy disk for?
- According to your text, what are some ways to damage a floppy disk?
- How much storage space should you expect to find on a floppy disk?
How much storage space should you expect to find on a hard disk?
- How can a hard drive become fragmented? What does it mean?
How can you defragment it?
- Why do you make backups of disks?
- What do the words pit and land mean in relation to
- How much data can the average CD hold? How much data can the average
- What is the difference between a CD-R drive and a CD-RW drive?
- Why is access to records on a tape slower than access to records
on a hard drive?
- What does it mean to mirror a hard drive?
- What are three common cable media used to connect computers in a
- What are the two kinds of microwave communications systems?
- What is a geosynchronous satellite?
- What is the difference between a point-to-point connection
and a multipoint connection?
- What is a simplex connection? What is a half-duplex connection? What
is a full-duplex connection?
- What is a NIC used for?
- What is the difference between these:
- What is a client in a computer network? What is a server?
What is a peer?
- Describe a star network.
- Describe a bus network.
- Describe a ring network.
- How do stations deal with signal collision on an Ethernet?
- How do stations tell whose turn it is to transmit on a Token Ring