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chapter 8 part 3

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low level formatting A process (usually performed at the factory) that electronically creates the hard drive tracks and sectors and tests for bad spots on the disk surface.
operating system formatting Formatting performed by the Windows Format program
parallel ATA An older IDE cabling method that uses a 40-pin flat or round data cable or an 80- conductor cable and a 40-pin IDE connector. See also serial ATA.
PIO A transfer mode that uses the CPU to transfer data from the hard drive to memory. PIO mode is slower than DMA mode.
read/write head A sealed, magnetic coil device that moves across the surface of a disk either reading data from or writing data to the disk.
SCSI ID A number from 0 to 15 assigned to each SCSI device attached to the daisy chain.
serial ATA An ATAPI cabling method that uses a narrower and more reliable cable than the 80-conductor cable. See also parallel ATA.
serial ATA cable An IDE cable that is narrower and has fewer pins than the parallel IDE 80-conductor cable.
terminating resistor The resistor added at the end of a SCSI chain to dampen the voltage at the end of the chain.
zone bit recording used by disk drives to store more sectors per track on outer tracks than on inner tracks. It is also called Zone Constant Angular Velocity (Zone CAV or Z-CAV or ZCAV).
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