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Chapter 8 - Page 357

Page 357 Key Terms

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80-Conductor IDE Cable An IDE cable that has 40 pins but uses 80 wires, 40 of which are ground wires designed to reduce crosstalk on the cable. The cable is used by ATA/66 and higher IDE drives.
ANSI (American National Standards Institute) A nonprofit organization dedicated to creating trade and communications standards.
ATAPI (Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface) An interface standard, part of the IDE/ATA standards, that allows tape drives, optical drives, and other drives to be treated like an IDE hard drive by the system.
Autodetection A feature of system BIOS and hard drives that automatically identifies and configures a new drive in BIOS setup.
Block Mode A method of data transfer between hard drive and memory that allows multiple data transfers on a single software interrupt.
Boot Record The first sector of a floppy disk or hard drive volume; it contains information about the disk or volume. On a hard drive, if the boot record is in the active partition, then it can be used to boot the OS. Also called boot sector.
Boot Sector The first sector of a floppy disk or hard drive volume; it contains information about the disk or volume. On a hard drive, if the boot record is in the active partition, then it can be used to boot the OS. Also called boot sector.
Cluster One or more sectors that constitute the smallest unit of space on a disk for storing data (also referred to as a file allocation unit). Files are written to a disk as groups of whole clusters.
DMA (Direct Memory Access) Transfer Mode A transfer mode used by devices, including the hard drive, to transfer data to memory without involving the CPU.
EIDE (Enhanced IDE) A standard for managing the interface between secondary storage devices and a computer system. A system can support up to four parallel ATA IDE devices such as hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and DVD drives.
External SATA (eSATA) A standard for external drives based on SATA that uses a special external shielded SATA cable up to 2 meters long. eSATA is up to six times faster than USB or FireWire.
FAT12 The 12-bit wide, one-column file allocation table for a floppy disk, containing information about how each cluster or file allocation unit on the disk is currently used.
File Allocation Unit See cluster.
Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) A drive that can hold either a 5 inch or 3 inch floppy disk. Also called floppy drive.
Hard Drive Controller The main secondary storage device of a PC. Two technologies are currently used by hard drives: magnetic and solid state. Also called a hard disk drive (HDD).
Head The top or bottom surface of one platter on a hard drive. Each platter has two heads.
High-Level Formatting Formatting performed by the Windows Format program (for example, FORMAT C:/S), the Windows installation program, or the Disk Management utility.
Host Adapter The circuit board that controls a SCSI bus supporting as many as seven or fifteen separate devices. The host adapter controls communication between the SCSI bus and the PC.
IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) A hard drive whose disk controller is integrated into the drive, eliminating the need for a controller cable and thus increasing speed, as well as reducing price. See also EIDE.
Local Unit Number (LUN)
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