CIS206 Course Discussions Week 4

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CIS206 Course Discussions Week 4
There are many different types of storage media available for use with computer hardware…

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CIS206 Course Discussions Week 4

CIS206 Course Discussions Week 4

All Students Posts – 56 Pages 

Storage Media – 16 Pages 

There are many different types of storage media available for use with computer hardware, both internally and externally. Using the Internet, select two different types of storage media (preferably an internal and external), and then visit the manufacturers of those devices. Discuss the technology used by the device to interface with the computer.  Is EIDE becoming obsolete, or is there a future for it?

Outside of interfacing with proprietary and/or obsolete technologies, EIDE has steadily lost its usefulness within the field of computer science. SATA is a significant improvement over the EIDE interface. The SATA pins and cables are physically smaller than EIDE, and SATA supports more storage capacity and higher data transfer rates than EIDE. In my opinion, EIDE is going to be obsolete very soon, save for a few niche cases. SATA has already fallen to comparable price to EIDE in terms of implementation, and as a result, is showing up in higher numbers in consumer devices.

EDIT: The game changing advantage that SATA has over EIDE is that the peripherals connected via SATA have the ability to be hot swapped during usage…

Maintenance Plan – 40 Pages 

As part of any computer maintenance plan, we plan for the protection of our data. List and discuss the primary threats to computer systems. Review the basic components of a disaster plan, also referred to as a continuity of operations plan (COOP) that you would create to survive those threats. Discuss why it is a necessity for organizations to have these plans and the role storage technology plays in disaster planning.  Describe several methods for preventing and/or managing the spread of computer viruses.

The obvious things would be to not visit any fishy websites, click on popups, and not plugging in unknown devices into the computer. Other than that, having a good anti-virus and anti-malware program on the PC is a must, and running routine scans will also be beneficial. To prevent the spread of computer viruses, if the infected PC is in some kind of a local network, it must be isolated immediately and be disconnected from the network…