Storage arrays quiz

If you're considering a storage array, you might find it to be trickier than you thought. Take our quiz and become a scholar on storage arrays, including array-based memory, RAID, and storage consolidation.

Choosing the right storage array might be trickier than you thought. Take our quiz to learn about the ins and outs of storage arrays, including array-based memory, RAID, and storage consolidation.

1. In data storage, this is a method for storing information on multiple devices.
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2. This is an evolving solid-state storage technology similar to flash memory but with potentially greater storage capacity.
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3. This is a cluster of nodes connected in a network topology with multiple interfaces and redundant storage. It is also known as channel bonding, and is used to increase fault tolerance.
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4. This is a way of redundantly storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks.
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5. This is a storage technology that employs a large group of disk drives in which only those drives in active use are spinning at any given time. Using this reduces power consumption and prolongs the lives of the drives.
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6. This is the place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer's processor.
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7. This is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers with an objective to facilitate data backup and archiving for all subscribers in an enterprise, while minimizing the time required to access and store data.
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8. This technology for transmitting data is especially suited for connecting computer servers to shared storage devices and for interconnecting storage controllers and drives.
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9. This is a new standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems, and is based on serial signaling technology, unlike current Integrated Drive Electronics.
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10. This is computer storage that is directly attached to one computer or server and is not, without special support, directly accessible to other ones.
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This was first published in October 2008

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