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Hard Disk MCQ

1. Internal hard disk is

(A) Removable but not fixed

(B) Removable

(C) Not fixed

(D) Fixed

Ans: D

2. Hard disk is coated in both sides with

A. Magnetic metallic oxide

B. Optical metallic oxide

C. Carbon layer

D. All of the above

Ans.  A

3. Hard disk is an example of

a) Primary Storage

b) Offline storage

c) Tertiary Storage

d) Secondary Storage

Ans. d

4. Computer memory can be referred to as either permanent or temporary. Of the followings, which one is NOT a temporary storage area?

a) Virtual memory

b) Cache

c) Hard drive

d) RAM

Ans. c

5. Hard disk are organized as 

a) cylinders

b) tracks

c) cylinders and tracks

d) Master boot record

Ans. c

6. Data for the hard disk type is stored in

a) Main memory

b) Partition table

c) CMOS RAM Set up

d) Boot Record

Ans. c

7. Hard disk can have ______ heads.

a) one

b) two            

c) more then two                  

d) only one

Ans. c

8. Hard disk drives are considered ______ storage.

a) Flash        

b) Nonvolatile          

c) Floppy Disk                      

d) None of these

Ans. b

9. Which of the following can hold data of at least one GB?

a) Hard disk               

b) CD-ROM              

c) Floppy Disk           

d) none of these’

Ans. a

10. The full form of HDD is                       

a) High Disk Drive               

b) Hard disk drive

c) Hard digital Disk              

d) High digital drive

Ans. b

11.  The hard disk record information by

a) centrifugation       

b) propagation         

c) gravitation             

d) magnetization

Ans. c

12.This is a permanent storage device_____

a) Cache       

b) Monitor     

c) RAM          

d) Hard disk

Ans. d

13. Which of the following storage device can store maximum amount of data?

a) Floppy disk          

b) Magneto Optic Disk        

c) Hard disk  

d) Compact disk

Ans. c

14.The Programs which are as permanent as hardware and storage in ROM is known as

a) Firmware               

b) ROM ware            

c) Hard ware             

d) Software

Ans. a

15. Which of the following is a Synonym of hard disk?

a) Hard disk drive                 

b) Hard drive             

c) Fixed disk              

d) All of these

Ans. d

16. The platters of a hard disk is coated with

Ans. magnetic material

17. HDDs are a type of _______ storage, retaining stored data even when powered off.

Ans. Non-volatile

18. Who is known as the father of hard disk drive?

a) Reynold B. Johnson                   

b) H. D. Thomson

Ans. a

19. When was the hard disk drive invented?

Ans. 1956

20. What is the process of deleting all the data on the hard drive?

a) Delete        

b) Erase         

c) Formatting             

d) Uninstall

Ans. c

21. Part of Hard Disk used as RAM is called ______.

a) Extended RAM                

b) Disk RAM

22. Which is a type of Hard disk?

a) SSD ( Solid state Drive)             

b) HDD ( Hard Disk Drive)

c) Both A and B                                

d) Storage device

Ans. c

23. Which of the following is a secondary storage device?

a) Hard disk               

b) RAM                       

c) USB                       

d) None of these

Ans. a

24. Which of the following is the largest manufacturer of Hard Drives?

a) Seagate                 

b) 3M              

c) IBM             

d) Microsoft

Ans. a

25. What is the name of the smaller divisions made in Hard disk?

a) Head          

b) Sectors      

c) Partitions               

d) Tracks

Ans. b

26. Which of the following is a storage device that uses rigid, permanently installed magnetic disks to store data/information

a) Floppy diskette                 

b) Hard disk               

c) Permanent disk                

d) optical disk

Ans. b

27. What is Cluster?

Ans. Group of two or more contiguous sectors is called a cluster.

28. How many types of hard drive

a) 1                 

b) 2                 

c) 3                  

d) 4

Ans. b

29. Which hard drive is fast?

a) HDD          

b) SSD

Ans. a

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