Data storage hardware quiz

Storage hardware, also known as primary storage, is a critical aspect in running your storage shop. How does your knowledge of storage hardware stack up? Take our quick quiz and find out today!

Storage hardware, also known as primary storage, is a critical aspect in running your storage shop. How does your knowledge of storage hardware stack up? Take our quick quiz and find out today!

1. This is a new standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems. It is based on serial signaling technology, unlike current IDE hard drives that use parallel signaling.
What is it?

2. This is a method used in accessing computer peripheral devices that employs a serial means of digital data transfer over thin cables.
What is it?

3. This allows transmittal of data between computer devices at data rates of up to 4Gbps.
What is it?

4. This is a method for storing information on multiple devices.
What is it?

5. This is a device that stores computer data on a loop of flexible celluloid-like material that can be read and also erased.
What is it?

6. This is an archival storage technology that makes it possible to save data as if it were being stored on tape although it may actually be stored on hard disk or another storage medium.
What is it?

7. This is a device that channels incoming data from any of multiple input ports to the specific output port that will take the data toward its intended destination.
What is it?

8. This is a circuit board and/or integrated circuit adapter that provides input/output processing and physical connectivity between a server and a storage device.
What is it?

9. This is a kind of copper cable that includes one physical channel that carries the signal surrounded by another concentric physical channel, both running along the same axis.
What is it?

10. This is the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic wire or fiber.
What is it?

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This was first published in October 2007

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