Test Question Preparedness:

<< For Disk Drives >>

You should be prepared to satisfactorily answer questions on the following items:


Know the following terms and applications:

Capacity, TPI, Tracks, Sectors, Sectors/Track,Cluster, Skew, Index Sensor, Home, Physical Drive Assignments.


[ Floppy-Disk Drives: ]

- There were number of different 8" formats, used by various companies.

  • 8" Floppy Drive
  • Single-Density
  • Single-Sided - IBM 3740                         273Kb
  • Double-Sided                                           
  • Double-Density
  • Single-Sided                                             602Kb
  • Double-Sided                                         1200Kb
  • 8" Soft-Sector vs Hard-Sector
  • (16Sector, 32Sector)
  • Double-Sided "Grandios Density"                 1673Kb     

  • 5.25" Floppy Drive
  • Single-Sided
  • Single-Density                                            90Kb
  • Double-Density                                        180Kb
  • Micro              413Kb
  • Double-Sided
  • Single-Density                                          180Kb
  • Double-Density                                        360Kb
  • Quad-Density                                           720Kb
  • High-Density                                           1200Kb

  • 3.5" Floppy-Drive
  • Double-Sided
  • Single-Density
  • Double-Density
  • High-Density

  • [ Hard-Disk Drives ]                              --          Interface, Encoding, Formatting

  • MFM                                    vs          RLL
  • ESDI                                    vs           RLL
  • Recognize the cabling for the following Interfaces:

    Identify the purpose, or meaning of the following:

  • Tracks
  • Cylinders
  • Sectors
  • Skew
  • FDISK
  • Defragging
  • Physical Assignment
  • Logical Assignment
  • Lo-Level Formatting              vs          Hi-Level Formatting

  • [ Special Disk Drives: ]                              --          Comparisons and Advantages


    TestPrep - Disk-Drives - SfE-DCS - ddf - 06/24/2001