Textbook Asignment: Magnetic Tape Storage, chapter 9, pages 9-1 through 9-21.
Which of the following types of storage is used to
store large amounts of data that are not required
by the computer on a regular basis?
1. Main memory storage
2. Secondary memory storage
3. Tertiary memory storage
4. Thin film memory storage
Magnetic tape can be used to store large amounts
of data in a variety of convenient package sizes.
Which of the following materials can be used as a
base for magnetic tape?
2. Iron oxide
Which of the following materials can be used to
form the oxide coating of a magnetic tape?
1. Gamma ferric oxide only
2. Chromium dioxide only
3. Gamma ferric oxide and chromium dioxide
Which of the following procedures should NOT
be used when magnetic tapes are handled?
Keep unused tapes in dustproof containers
Keep containers free of dust and contaminants
Store tapes in electromagnetically shielded
Store tapes on the top of equipment
10-6. To identify magnetic tapes, use adhesive labels
with which of the following characteristics?
1. Easily erasable
2. Adhere permanently to tape containers
3. Both 1 and 2 above
4. Easily removable without leaving a residue
10-7. You should store tapes in the same room where
they are to be used for which of the following
1. To reduce handling only
2. To prevent variations in environmental
3. To reduce handling and to prevent variations
in environmental conditions
4. To decrease the time needed to find the tape
10-8. When you receive a new tape, which of the
following actions, if any, should you take?
1. Immediately mount the tape on a drive to read
2. Condition the tape to the environment in
which it is to be used
3. Copy the tape as soon as you receive it
4. None; no special action is required
10-9. What effect, if any, may result if you touch the
magnetic oxide of a tape?
The oils and acids from your skin could
damage the tape
Your fingers could turn brown from picking
up bits of the oxide
None; no effect