Technology Operations

Technology Operations and Concepts/Digital Literacy
Unit 3—Memory & Storage Study Guide
Instructions: Open the Unit 3 Part A Computer Memory PowerPoint from the shared drive. Fill
in Part A of this worksheet. Tab will move you forward one box at a time. Shift Tab will move
you back. Open the Unit 3 Part B Computer Storage PowerPoint from the shared drive and fill
in Part B of this worksheet. Save as: “Lastname Firstname P# Unit 3 Computer Memory and
Storage Study Guide”. Complete the Unit 3 Memory and Storage Assignment from the shared
drive. Copy both files into the student dropbox and turn in a grading sheet.
Unit 3—Part A: Memory
Study Guide
1. Define memory.
2. RAM stands for
3. RAM is the memory that holds data as you
4. RAM is volatile. What does Volatile mean?
5. Many people add
to their computers to improve performance
when their computer is sluggish.
6. ROM stands for
7. ROM contains the instructions the computer uses when it
8. ROM is non-volatile. What does non-volatile mean?
9. Define Binary Code.
10. Binary Code uses just two digits
11. Each 0 or 1 is called a
12. A combination of eight bits is called a
13. One byte represents
14. Kilobyte (KB) = Approximately
15. Megabyte (MB) = Approximately
16. Gigabyte (GB) = Approximately
17. Terabyte (TB) = Approximately
18. Approximately how many magazine pages (5000 characters per page) would it take to fill one
Terabyte of disk space?
19. Petabyte (PB) = Approximately
20. Exabyte (EB) = Approximately
Unit 3—Part B: Storage
Study Guide
1. Define Storage.
2. What are four popular storage devices used today.
3. List the three kinds of storage
4. Define Magnetic Storage.
5. List three storage devices that use magnetic storage.
6. A hard drive is a mass storage device located
7. An external hard drive has its own separate case and sits
8. Floppy disks are becoming obsolete, which means
9. What are magnetic tapes used for?
10. Define Optical Storage.
11. CDs are used to
12. CD storage capacity is from
13. DVDs are used to
14. DVD storage capacity is from
15. How many times can you burn data to a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM?
16. How many times can you burn data to a CD-R or DVD-R?
17. How many times can you burn data to a CD-RW or DVD-RW?
18. Which types of CD and DVD can you reformat, erase and rewrite data to?
19. Define Electronic Storage.
20. List 3 storage devices that use Electronic Storage.
21. Why is Electronic Storage faster?
22. Define Flash Drive.
23. Flash Drives can store anywhere from
24. Memory cards are used to store data in
25. Memory cards store anywhere from
up to
26. What does SSD stand for?
27. Solid state drives store data via electronic semiconductors that are built from solid materials and
have no
28. What are the advantages of an SSD drive over a hard drive?
29. What are two disadvantages of using an SSD drive over a hard drive?
Note: Questions 30-34 should be answered while watching the video
30. When something is in the cloud, it means it is stored on
31. Cloud based applications are called
instead of on
and run inside your Internet browser.
32. With your photos and other multi-media stored in the cloud, you will never have to worry about
33. You can use cloud based services like
to back up the contents of your computer.
34. What are 2 things the cloud has to offer you?
35. What does SaaS stand for?
36. With SaaS, software is not installed on your computer, instead it is installed on
pay to
the software via the
and you
37. Using the cloud allows companies to pay for
rather than
38. What are two reasons you should use the cloud?
39. There is always a risk that someone may try to gain access to your
to service