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Storage Networking Fundamentals: Storage Devices

Chapter Description

This chapter examines the pros and cons of various storage devices to help you decide which storage devices are appropriate for your storage network.

Q & A

  1. Which of the following is not part of a disk drive: platters, arms, controller, or fan?

  2. What is the flying height of modern disk heads?

  3. True or false: The clicking sound coming from disk drives is caused by the head touching the media.

  4. What does logical block addressing provide?

  5. Where is disk throughput greater: inside tracks or outside tracks?

  6. What is MTBF used for?

  7. True or false: Multiple applications can access different partitions on a disk drive without regard for performance.

  8. How often should tape heads be cleaned?

  9. True or false: Data compression always cuts the time it takes to run backup in half.

  10. What are the two major types of tape technologies used in UNIX and Windows environments?