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John’s system is running INT13 extensions. What is the maximum size hard drive it can support?


A. 504 GB


B. 137 GB


C. 10 GB


D. 8.4 GB


B. A system running INT13 extensions can support up to a 137-GB hard drive.

How many PATA hard drives can you have on a system with two PATA hard drive controllers?


A. 1


B. 2


C. 3


D. 4


D. Each controller supports two drives.

How do you differentiate two PATA drives on the same cable?


A.The flat ribbon cable has a seven-wire twist that determines which is which.


B.You set jumpers on the individual drives to determine which is master and which is slave.


C. The PATA controller determines the hierarchy.


D. Both drives are considered equal.


B. PATA drives use master/slave jumpers to differentiate between the two drives.

What happens if you cable a PATA hard drive incorrectly?


You can destroy that hard drive.


The data will be erased, but the hard drive will be okay.


The system will not be able to communicate with that hard drive.


Nothing. It doesn’t matter how the cable is set up; it doesn’t have the seven-wire twist.


3. Nothing will be damaged or lost—there just won’t be any communication.

John needs to install an old ATA/100-capable hard drive to check the contents before recycling it. Looking through his box of connectors, however, he finds no 80-wire cable, just a 40-wire cable. If he installs the ATA/100 drive with a 40-wire EIDE cable, what will happen?


A. The drive will work but will not run at the ATA/100 speed.


B. He might damage the motherboard.


C. He won’t be able to install the drive, because the cables are incompatible.


D. He will not be able to run in ATA mode.


A. ATA/100 drives work fine with a 40-wire cable—they just won’t run at ATA/100 speed.

What is the maximum cable length of an internal SATA device?


A. 2 meters


B. 12 inches


C. 18 inches


D. 1 meter


D. The maximum cable length of an internal SATA device is 1 meter.

Which of the following is part of the ATA-7 standard?


A. Red controller connections on the motherboard


B. SATA


C. ATA/100


D. 1 meter maximum cable length


B. Serial ATA is part of the ATA-7 standard.

What is the maximum number of SATA drives you can have on a system?


A. One master, one slave


B. Two, with no master/slave distinction


C. Eight


D. There is no maximum other than the limitations of your motherboard.


D. There is no maximum number of SATA drives you can have on a system beyond the limits imposed by the number of ports on your motherboard/host card.

Simon wants to connect his old PATA hard drive to the SATA controller in his new computer. What does he need to do this?


He needs a SATA bridge to plug into the connector on the PATA drive.


He needs a PATA converter to plug into the SATA bridge on the controller.


Nothing at all; he can just connect the PATA drive directly to the SATA controller.


He can’t do it; the SATA controller is not backward compatible with PATA drives.


1. Simon needs a SATA bridge to plug into the connector on the PATA drive to connect his old PATA hard drive to the SATA controller.

What do you call a series of SCSI devices working together through a host adapter?


A. A SCSI controller


B. A SCSI chain


C. RAID


D. Cabled SCSI


B. A series of SCSI devices working together through a host adapter is a SCSI chain.