Selecting a storage device

In this lesson you will systematically compare and select storage devices for a given situation. The second half of the lesson explores the limits of physical storage and how cloud storage can fill the gaps. You will examine cloud storage and explore questions about the impacts of cloud storage.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Optical storage uses light to store data on discs. What device does it use to mark the discs?

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Q2.The marks and gaps on an optical storage disc are called...

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Q3.Magnetic storage also uses discs to store data. What are the discs inside a hard-drive called?

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Q4.Magnetic hard-drives use moving parts to store and read data. Which parts of a hard-drive move when it is operating? (Select all that apply)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q5.When comparing storage devices you should be able to comment on the cost per GB of each type. Which type of storage is the most expensive?

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Q6.Which type of storage typically has the largest capacity? (Can hold the most data)

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.Optical storage uses light to store data on discs. What device does it use to mark the discs?

1/6

Q2.The marks and gaps on an optical storage disc are called...

2/6

Q3.Magnetic storage also uses discs to store data. What are the discs inside a hard-drive called?

3/6

Q4.Magnetic hard-drives use moving parts to store and read data. Which parts of a hard-drive move when it is operating? (Select all that apply)

Select two (2) boxes

4/6

Q5.When comparing storage devices you should be able to comment on the cost per GB of each type. Which type of storage is the most expensive?

5/6

Q6.Which type of storage typically has the largest capacity? (Can hold the most data)

6/6

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Quiz:

Selecting a storage device

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Q1.Ifram wants to store his Python projects on a portable device that he can take with him to work and school. What of the following storage devices would be best for Ifram?

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Q2.Cloud computing is a way to store and access files using which technology?

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Q3.Where do files go when we store them on the cloud?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Selecting a storage device

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.Ifram wants to store his Python projects on a portable device that he can take with him to work and school. What of the following storage devices would be best for Ifram?

1/3

Q2.Cloud computing is a way to store and access files using which technology?

2/3

Q3.Where do files go when we store them on the cloud?

3/3

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