Measurement of the amount of time it takes the process to read data
Duplicate of a file, program, or disk placed on a separate storage
Process of writing on an optical disc
Drive that can read audio CDs and can write on, or record, CD-RWs
Device used to read and write data and information on tape
Storage device that typically uses flash memory
Hard disk that can be inserted and removed
a stripe that contains information identifying you and the card
Type of storage device that contains one or more inflexible, circular platters
Memory card capable of storing between 512 MB and 100 GB of data
storage over the internet
How much a storage device can hold
Removable flash memory device that can be used to add memory
Clearing everything from your storage drive
A small sheet of film, usually about 4 inches by 6 inches in size
Firmware that contains the computers start-up instructions.
CD that contains the files needed for the boot process
starting and initializing a computer system.
Process of turning on a computer that has been powered off completely
reorganizing a disk so that the files are stored in contiguous sectors
determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
A location on disk where you can store files.
version of the Macintosh operating system
Filtering program that stops pop-up ads
A program advertised as performing one activity but actually doing something else.
Process of using the operating system to restart a computer.
.zip extension.
blocks you from potentially fraudulent web sites
a firewall specifically designed for you

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Chapter 3 Storage




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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a crossword?

Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.

Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.

Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.

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