Electronics and Communication Engineering - Microprocessors - Discussion


Which of the following can be accessed only sequentially?

[A]. Floppy disk
[B]. Hard disk
[C]. Magnetic tape
[D]. ROM

Answer: Option C


Magnetic tape can be accessed only sequentially.

Meghana said: (Apr 9, 2014)  
How can be magnetic tape be sequentially accessed?

Mayank said: (Jan 9, 2015)  
The first mass storage medium was magnetic tape. Magnetic tape has two note worthy characteristics:

1. It is cheap, and it is durable.

2. Its main drawback is that it may be read only sequentially.

Ravneet Kaur said: (Oct 11, 2015)  
Why magnetic tape not hard disk?

Santhosh said: (May 21, 2016)  
How other options are accessed?

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