backing up -- duplicating
sequential(ly) -- in sequence (or one after the other)
platter -- circular disk or plate
Streaming data -- sending or broadcasting information as data
You are advised to spend about 5 minutes on Questions 29-31.
Choose from the words and phrases in the given list, and label the diagram with the correct name of each part of the hard drive.
Note that you will not need to use every word or phrase in the list.
List of Parts:
CD player second head magnetic tape
moving head date code platter
electric current special protective coating
a) less complex
(b) part of every modern computer
d) not difficult to understand
a) sequential access information systems
b) information storage solutions
c) tape storage solutions
d) CD players
a) results in excess temperature
b) erodes the magnetised material on the platters
c) damages the keyboard or mouse
d) destroys the drive
a) incorrect electrical currents
b) the magnetised coating on the platter to wear out
c) physical damage to the hard disk drive
d) none of the above
a) a central storage unit
b) a local hard drive
c) a software program
d) the local bank
a) offer better protection of a user's data files
b) stream data across telephone lines
c) mean the end of local storage systems
d) all of the above
You are advised to spend about 8 minutes on Questions 37 - 40.
The following following text is a summary of part of Reading Passage 118.
Note that there are more phrases to choose from than are required. The first one has been done for you as an example.
B. on magnetic tape
C. most computer users know that a hard disk drive is complex
D. a CD player is faster than a disk drive
E. A hard disk drive
F. few computer users are aware of this
G. in three ways
I. increasing the size of the platters used
J. size of the heads
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