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Chapter 11 A+

Hard Drive Technologies

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John's system is running INT13 extensions. What is the maximum size hard drive it can support? A system running INT13 extensions can support up to a 137-GB hard drive.
How many PATA hard drives can you have on a system with two PATA hard drive controllers? Each controller supports two drives.
How do you differentiate two PATA drives on the same cable? PATA drives use master/slave jumpers to differentiate between the two drives.
What happens if you cable a PATA hard drive incorrectly? Nothing will be damaged or lost-there just won't be any communication.
John needs to install an old ATA/100-capable hard drive to check the contents before recycling it. Looking through his box of connectors, however, he finds no 80-wire cable, just a 40-wire cable. If he installs the ATA/100 drive with a 40-wire EIDE cable? ATA/100 drives work fine with a 40-wire cable-they just won't run at ATA/100 speed.
What is the maximum cable length of an internal SATA device? The maximum cable length of an internal SATA device is 1 meter.
Which of the following is part of the ATA-7 standard? Serial ATA is part of the ATA-7 standard.
What is the maximum number of SATA drives you can have on a system? There is no maximum number of SATA drives you can have on a system beyond the limits imposed by the number of ports on your motherboard/host card.
Simon wants to connect his old PATA hard drive to the SATA controller in his new computer.What does he need to do this? Simon needs a SATA bridge to plug into the connector on the PATA drive to connect his old PATA hard drive to the SATA controller.
What do you call a series of SCSI devices working together through a host adapter? A series of SCSI devices working together through a host adapter is a SCSI chain.
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