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Chapter 0100:  Hard Drives

“…let me see something tomorrow I never saw before.”
-- Samuel Johnson

 

Chapter Objectives

The objective of this chapter is to provide the reader with an understanding of the following:

1.1 Identify basic terms, concepts, and functions of system modules, including how each module should work during normal operation and during the boot process:

  • Storage Devices

1.2 Identify basic procedures for adding removing field replaceable modules for both desktop and portable systems:

    • Storage Devices

1.3 Identify available IRQs, DMAs, and I/O addresses and procedures for device installation and configuration:

    • Hard drive controllers

1.4 Identify comment reports, associate cabling, and their connectors:

    • Cable types

    • Cable orientation

1.5 Identify proper procedures for installing and configuring ID/E IDE device:

    • Master/slave

    • Devices per channel

    • Primary/secondary

1.8 Identify hardware methods of upgrading system performance, procedures for replacing the basic subsystem components, unique components and when to use them:

    • Hard drives

    • (Portable) Hard drive

2.1 Identify common symptoms and problems associated with each module and have to troubleshoot and isolate the problems.

    • Hard drives

4.3 Identify the most popular types of motherboards, the components and architecture (bus structures and power supplies):

    • Basic compatibility guidelines

    • IDE (ATA, ATAPI, ULTRA- DMA, EIDE)

 

Getting Ready - Questions
  1. PIO is an acronym for _____________ __________ _______

  2. Ultra ATA/66 requires a _____ conductor cable.

  3. The maximum cable length for IDE is ____ inches.

  4. IDE/66 uses ____ conductors to ____________ _________.

  5. CHS is a short for __________, __________, __________

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Ready - Answers
  1. Programmed Input Output

  2. 80

  3. 18

  4. 80, reduce crosstalk

  5. Cylinders, Heads, Sectors

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