Storage Systems Quiz

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What are the two most common types of hard drives and their primary uses today?

SSD for fast data access and HDD for high-capacity storage

How do various types of optical discs available today differ from each other?

By storage capacity and data transfer speed

What are some examples of flash memory storage devices and media used today?

USB flash drives, SD cards, and solid state drives

What are the primary storage systems for most personal computers?

Hard drives and solid state drives

What are the characteristics common among all storage systems?

Capacity, data access speed, and data retention

What is the primary function of an operating system?

Manage computer hardware and software resources

In what way does the operating system act as an intermediary between programs and computer hardware?

For hardware functions such as input and output and memory allocation

What is a common feature of time-sharing operating systems?

Schedule tasks for efficient use of the system

How are operating systems utilized in various devices?

Found on many devices containing a computer, from cellular phones to supercomputers

What is the role of application code in relation to the operating system?

Frequently makes system calls to an OS function or is interrupted by it

Test your knowledge of storage systems with this quiz based on Chapter 3 of the 15th Edition Understanding Computers Today and Tomorrow Comprehensive by Deborah Morley and Charles S. Parker. Explore the general characteristics of storage systems, the common types of hard drives, and the different types of optical discs available today.

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