Disk storage final exam

Are you disk storage savvy or sorry? Take our test and evaluate your knowledge of disk drives and arrays.

Are you disk storage savvy or sorry? Take our test and evaluate your knowledge of disk drives and arrays. This quiz isn't for the weak, so you might want to do a bit of studying first by checking out our new Disk Storage All-in-One Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using uppercase.)

  1.  Enterprise hard disks typically use what type of interface to achieve top performance? 
    Your answer: Hint: Two words

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  2. What is one trend driving the need for low-cost, high-capacity disk drives?
    Your answer: Hint: Begins with a "T"

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  3.  This emerging drive technology allows corporations to shift their aging data assets to drives that offer significant storage capacity at a much lower cost. 
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  4.  This is a standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems.
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  5.  SATA evolved from what interface?
    Your answer: Hint: Two words

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  6.  What company was winner of the first enterprise-class storage array Quality Award?
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  7.  These arrays are massive in size and not for the budget conscious.
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  8.  

    This type of array is changing the way companies manage their data and business.
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  9.  For small and midsized businesses, these arrays offer good-enough storage at a compelling price point.
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  10.  This technology is capable of operating with virtually any type of hard-disk interface.
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Score card

  • 10 correct: You're definitely disk storage savvy
  • 7-9 correct: You're disk storage stupendous
  • 4-6 correct: You're disk storage sassy
  • 0-3 correct: You're disk storage sorry


So, are you disk storage savvy or disk storage sorry? E-mail us and let us know!

This was first published in May 2006

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