Types of Storage Devices
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Types of Storage Devices

Learn about the different types of storage devices, including Cache memory and RAM, and understand their characteristics and uses. Discover why Cache memory is faster than RAM and the limitations of each. Explore the world of computing storage and devices!

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What is a characteristic of Cache memory?

Fast access time

Why can't we replace RAM with Cache memory?

Cache has a small capacity

What type of storage is used to store data permanently?

Secondary Storage

What is a characteristic of Hard Disk Drive (HDD) storage?

<p>Has a huge capacity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of Solid State Disk (SSD) storage?

<p>Uses flash memory technology</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common feature of both HDD and SSD storage?

<p>High capacity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does PPI stand for?

<p>Pixels per Inch</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the effect of a smaller dot pitch on text readability?

<p>It makes the text easier to read</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the common aspect ratio for a widescreen monitor?

<p>16:9 or 16:10</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the unit of measurement for a monitor's viewing area?

<p>Inches</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the measurement unit for a printer's resolution?

<p>Dots per Inch (DPI)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of a printer?

<p>To translate information onto paper</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do we need different types of memory and storage devices?

<p>To balance between cost, speed, and capacity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of a webcam?

<p>To transmit video on the internet in real-time</p> Signup and view all the answers

What determines computer performance?

<p>Many factors including CPU speed, number of CPU cores, cache and RAM sizes, and secondary storage speed</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of a scanner?

<p>To scan images, photos, and text</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a microphone used for?

<p>To capture audio and human voice</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of a joystick?

<p>Mainly for gaming</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary measurement unit for speed in printers?

<p>Pages per minute</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary mechanism of Impact Printers?

<p>Striking a mechanism against an inked ribbon</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of printer is commonly used by ATMs and Cashiers?

<p>Thermal Printers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of Plotters?

<p>Producing high-quality largescale drawings</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary characteristic of Nonimpact Printers?

<p>Forms characters and graphics on a piece of paper without physically contacting the paper</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary feature of All-in-One Printers?

<p>Integration of printing, copying, and scanning functions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of a storage medium?

<p>To physically store data, instructions, and information</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the relation between clock speed and processing power?

<p>The higher the clock speed, the faster the processor</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens to nonvolatile memory when power is removed?

<p>It keeps its contents</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the unit of measurement for the number of cycles per second?

<p>Hertz</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where do the electronic components and most storage devices reside in a personal computer?

<p>Outside the system unit</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process that occurs when a computer is started?

<p>The operating system loads onto the computer’s hard disk from memory</p> Signup and view all the answers

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