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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:Explain the difference between an interconnect and a SAN.
2:What is the maximum distance of a parallel SCSI LVD bus?
3:What is the highest-priority address on a 16-bit (wide) SCSI bus?
4:Why would you use parallel SCSI disks inside a server system connected to a SAN?
5:True or false: Performance with an Ultra ATA/100 disk drive is independent of the type of cable used.
6:Name the two main performance shortcomings of ATA disk drives for storage network applications.
7:Which Fibre Channel topology is used as a device interconnect?
8:Why isn't Fibre Channel used often for the internal drives inside system cabinets?
9:What is the primary capacity scaling issue with SATA?
10:List the four interconnects from slowest to fastest performance for storage ...

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