CIS 290 Week 5 Worksheets (Appendices I & J)

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CIS 290 Week 5 Worksheets (Appendices I & J)
Complete the following worksheets located in the appendices document on the student website:

  • I/O and Multimedia Worksheet and Tech Paper (Appendix I)

  • Mass Storage Worksheet and Tech Paper (Appendix J)


· Appendix I - I/O and Multimedia Devices Worksheet
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· As a computer technician, you must be familiar with a wide range of Input/Output (I/O) devices, including keyboards, mice, monitors, biometric devices, projectors, cameras, and video or graphics cards. Before you can attach any of these to a computer system, you must first research which I/O devices and expansion cards are best suited for your computer’s configuration; for example, it is common to find more than one video or graphics card in high-end PCs, especially those that require more than one monitor. In this situation, the graphics cards are needed to handle more graphics, 3D rendering, and gaming applications. This worksheet will help you practice your research skills in finding appropriate I/O devices.
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· Activity: Product Search
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· Your office wants to upgrade their computers with a graphics/video card. Their computers are the same as the one featured in the Computer Hardware Simulator (CHS). Search the Internet for two different graphics cards and video cards that would work with the computers.
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· Computer Hardware Simulator:

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· Use the CHS reference chart to record the current components found on the CHS computer.
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· CHS Reference Chart
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CHS Computer


Component Model or Specification




Computer model and number


 




Motherboard model number


 




Operating system


 




Type of PCI slot for card


 




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· Graphics or Video Card for Computer Hardware Simulator Computer
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Device


Choice #1


Choice #2




Graphics/Video card


 


 




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  •  Justify your choice of cards: _______________________________________________________

  • ________________________________________________________________________

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· Appendix J - Mass Storage Devices
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  • Personal computers are quickly becoming multimedia machines. The demands that multimedia is placing on computers are rapidly filling up all available storage space. As a result, many people have switched to optical storage technology and external mass storage drives. If Moore’s Law holds true, what will happen to computers over the next decade? How will technology keep up with development? How will the information be stored and transmitted over time? How much data storage will we need? How much power will be required to run a personal computer? Most of all, how will you keep up with all the knowledge needed to manage those computers?

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  • Activity: Product Search

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  • In your office, several employees have been complaining about the need for additional data storage capabilities on their computers, which are the same as the one featured in the Computer Hardware Simulator (CHS). Management has asked you for solutions to the additional storage needs of the employees, after seeing the large file sizes being used in the office; you feel that a DVD-R Dual Layer drive would better serve the employees than the existing DVD-ROMs. You also believe that there is greater value in using external mass storage devices due to future storage needs.

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  • Search the Internet for two different types of DVD-R Dual Layer drives and external mass storage devices that are compatible with the office computers, and enter information for each into the chart below. Management has given you a budget of $35.00 per computer. Compare data between internal and external mass storage devices and be prepared to justify your decision to the management.

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· Computer Hardware Simulator:

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· Use the CHS reference chart to record the current components found on the CHS computer.
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· CHS Reference Chart
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CHS Computer


Component Model or Specification




Computer model and number


 




DVD-ROM read speed


 




CD-ROM read speed


 




DVD-ROM access time


 




CD-ROM access time


 




Cache


 




Type of PCI slot for card


 





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  • DVD-ROM Dual Layer Devices

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Specs


DVD-R Dual Layer #1


DVD-R Dual Layer #2




Model
 


 


 




DVD-ROM read speed
 


 


 




CD-ROM read speed
 


 


 




DVD-ROM access time
 


 


 




CD-ROM access time
 


 


 




Cache
 
 


 


 




Price
 


 


 





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  • External Mass Storage Devices

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Model


Mass Storage Device #1


Mass Storage Device #2




Manufacturer and model number


 


 




Storage capacity
 


 


 




Data transfer rate
 


 


 




Rotational speed
 


 


 




Interface/Ports
 


 


 




Warranty
 


 


 




Price
 


 


 




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