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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 4. Storage Devices

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Participate in discussions with vendors, work colleagues, and other professionals about the advantages and disadvantages of disk drive implementations being used in or planned for storage networks

  • Analyze and compare the specifications and capabilities of different disk drives and their suitability for different types of applications

  • Discuss and plan deployments of tape drives for storage networks

Storage devices perform the fundamental function of storage networks, which is the reading and writing of data stored on nonvolatile media. They operate in the microscopic realm, combining advanced magnetic physics, chemistry, and electronics. Demands to increase capacity and ...

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