Secondary Storage Devices Overview

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What type of storage media is used to store large volumes of data in mainframe computers for long periods of time?

Magnetic Tapes

Which component of a computer is responsible for processing data and executing instructions?

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

What type of storage media is compact and economical, but allows only sequential storage?

Magnetic Tapes

Which computer hardware component is used to write data onto a CD/ROM using a laser beam?

CD ROM Drives

What is commonly used to protect the Central Processing Unit (CPU) from overheating?

Heatsink and Fan combination

What is the function of CPU in a computer system?

Performs arithmetic and logic operations

Which type of memory is RAM?

Volatile memory

What is the purpose of cache memory in a computer system?

Store frequently used data to increase processor speed

Which of the following is an example of a secondary storage unit?

ROM

What type of memory is ROM?

Non-volatile memory

Which component of a computer system is responsible for storing frequently used data inside the processor chip?

Cache Memory

Which component of a computer system acts as an interface between the user and the hardware?

Operating System

Which type of memory is volatile and loses its data when the power is turned off?

RAM

What is the purpose of compilers and assemblers in computer programming?

To convert high-level languages to machine code

Which component of a computer system is responsible for storing data permanently even when the power is turned off?

Secondary Storage

What type of memory is non-volatile and retains data even when the computer is turned off?

Hard Disks

Which part of a computer system is responsible for executing instructions and performing arithmetic operations?

Processor

This quiz provides an overview of secondary storage devices including Magnetic Disks, Magnetic Tapes, and Compact Disks. It covers the advantages and disadvantages of each storage medium, as well as their typical use cases in large computer systems.

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