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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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Q & A

1:Which of the following is not part of a disk drive: platters, arms, controller, or fan?
2:What is the flying height of modern disk heads?
3:True or false: The clicking sound coming from disk drives is caused by the head touching the media.
4:What does logical block addressing provide?
5:Where is disk throughput greater: inside tracks or outside tracks?
6:What is MTBF used for?
7:True or false: Multiple applications can access different partitions on a disk drive without regard for performance.
8:How often should tape heads be cleaned?
9:True or false: Data compression always cuts the time it takes to run backup in half.
10:What are the two major types of tape technologies used in UNIX and Windows environments?

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