Study Lab for Chapter 3

Use the “Key Terms and Definitions” section of the lab to review terms used in this chapter. Try the “Practice Test” to check your comprehension of the chapter. Tackle the “Lab Exercises” to apply your knowledge.

Key Terms and Definitions

ATA (AT Attachment)

A series of standards for IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) drives and devices.

binary

Numbering system used to store computer data; 0 and 1 are the only digits.

bit

1/8 of a byte; 8 bits equals 1 byte; many devices send/receive data in bits.

byte

One character; the basic building block of data storage; 8 bits equals 1 byte.

decimal

Base-10 numbering system (0–9) used for ordinary calculations.

file format

Structure of a data file.

FireWire

Another name (originally coined ...

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