IGCSE Information & Communication Technology Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 13 - 13 of 46

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Appeared in Year: 2009

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Name the following devices using the words from the list

Image of the CD ROM

Image of the CD ROM

Table of the CD ROM

CD ROM

Chip

DVD ROM

Flash memory

Magnetic tape

Light pen

Magnetic ink characters

Magnetic stripe

Optical marks

Trackball

Floppy disk

Remote control

Explanation

A: CD ROM

B: Magnetic Tape

C: Floppy Disk

CD-ROM, Magnetic Tapes and Floppy disk are storage devices.

  • CD-ROM: A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc that contains data. Computers can read—but not write to or erase—CD-ROMs, i. e. it is a type of read-only memory. CD-ROMs were popularly used to distribute software and data for computers and fourth generation video game consoles. Some CDs, called enhanced CDs, hold both computer data and audio with the latter capable of being played on a CD player, while data (such as software or digital video) is only usable on a computer.

  • Magnetic tape: Magnetic tape data storage is a system for storing digital information on magnetic tape using digital recording. Modern magnetic tape is most commonly packaged in cartridges and cassettes. The device that performs writing or reading of data is a tape drive. Autoloaders and tape libraries automate cartridge handling. For example, a common cassette-based format is Linear Tape-Open, which comes in a variety of densities and is manufactured by several companies.

  • Floppy Disk: A floppy disk, also known as a floppy, diskette, or simply disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles. Floppy disks are read and written by a floppy disk drive (FDD).

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