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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 7

1: Explain the difference between an interconnect and a SAN.
A1: Answer: An interconnect is used inside a cabinet to connect devices to controllers, and a SANis used externally, between systems and storage subsystems.
2: What is the maximum distance of a parallel SCSI LVD bus?
A2: Answer: 12 meters
3: What is the highest-priority address on a 16-bit (wide) SCSI bus?
A3: Answer: ID 7
4: Why would you use parallel SCSI disks inside a server system connected to a SAN?
A4: Answer: For boot disks
5: True or false: Performance with an Ultra ATA/100 disk drive is independent of the type of cable used.
A5: Answer: False. It requires the 80-pin cable.
6: Name the two main performance shortcomings of ATA disk drives for storage network applications.
A6: ...

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