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Data storage advanced-level quiz

Are you up to date on advanced storage technologies? Take our test and evaluate your knowledge of advanced storage. This final exam isn't for the weak, so you

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might want to do a bit of studying first by checking out our new Advanced storage All-in-One Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using uppercase.)

  1.  This type of drive offers the same reliability and 10,000-15,000 rotational speeds that SCSI drives do. What is it?
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  2. This drive foregoes some performance and reliability in favor of sheer storage capacity and lower cost. What is it?
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  3. This technology enables cost-effective block-based storage networking. What is it?
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  4.  This technology concentrates storage into one ubiquitous and specialized network, but can be complicated. What is it?
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  5.  This technology has matured from a concept to prototype to early adoption product to standard functionality It remains relevant to mirror or parity protected data stored on disk. What is it?
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  6.  This type of RAID features disk striping and rotating parity protection using n+1 number of components and provides good availability with good read performance for multiple concurrent users and I/O streams. What is it?
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  7.  This type of backup has proven to be remarkably resilient as a storage technology. What is it? 
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    This emulates a tape library within a disk storage system.
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  9.  There are many advantages to using this type of switch, including number of ports and high availability.
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  10.  This type of networking system can be a great solution for the storage needs of a small to midsized business.
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Score card

  • 10 correct: You're an advanced storage genius
  • 7-9 correct: You're an advanced storage dabbler
  • 4-6 correct: You've got advanced storage basics, but no award for you
  • 0-3 correct: You're still an advanced storage amateur


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This was first published in October 2007

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