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Low-cost data storage quiz

Nicole D'Amour

Big shop or little shop, keeping up with the latest and greatest storage technology can put a dent in anyone's budget. There are, however, low-cost choices on the market that can give your budget a breather. Do you know what they are and how they work? Take our low-cost data storage quiz and get a jump-start on becoming "employee of the year" for saving your shop a bundle.

1. This type of drive doesn't match the performance of FC, but provides the low cost per gigabyte and high storage densities that are crucial for "near-line" storage tasks.

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2. This technology was designed as the successor to parallel SCSI, and relies on faster processors to pump more data down a single wire faster than parallel SCSI can send down a 32-wire cable.
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3. This type of SAN architecture translates to lower cost, easier maintenance and simpler management, which makes SAN deployment more attractive for SMBs.
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4. This type of storage assigns different categories of data to different types of storage media in order to reduce total storage cost.
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5. What type of array holds a limited number of disk drives and can be far less expensive than enterprise-class arrays?
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6. Storage expert Greg Schulz claims that with this alternative to the Fibre Channel protocol, "Cost advantages go beyond cabling and adapter/switch component costs."
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7. This can be a cost-effective way to add more storage space to your enterprise.
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8. The growth of this type of replication is largely attributed to the convergence of lower disk costs, lower bandwidth costs and the emergence of bandwidth optimization techniques.
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