A shared storage device is something that either has multiple ports or a way to identify and track multiple sessions in a single port.
A SAN is a network to connect systems and storage for the purpose of transmitting storage I/O. SANs can have shared storage devices in them or they can connect a shared storage device (NAS system for example) to a SAN.
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