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RAID technology quiz

Nicole D'Amour

Take a few minutes and test yourself on RAID technology. Do you know which RAID type is the fastest or which one is seen in SATA environments? Challenge your co-workers to a RAID pop quiz showdown, and find out who's the mighty RAIDer in your shop.


1. This type of drive suffers from reliability concerns, causing many Tier-2 storage users to embrace dual-parity schemes, like RAID-6.

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2. What is accomplished through mirroring where the contents are directly duplicated (or "mirrored") onto another drive?
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3. Which RAID configuration can withstand more drive losses, 1+0 or 0+1?
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4. Which type of RAID employs purpose-built processors or ASICs to achieve efficient performance?
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5. What is the name for the count of the number of bits in a transmission unit that is included with the unit?
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6. This RAID type is seen in SATA environments.
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7. This RAID type is good for sequential data access, but is not used much.
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8. What is the difference between server-based RAID and controller-based RAID?
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9. This is RAID-5 with suspenders.
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10. A RAID set represents all the smaller physical drives as one logical disk to your server. What is a logical disk?
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Attention RAIDers
For more information on RAID and it's various levels, check out Chapter 2 on RAID in our new Disk Storage All-in-One Guide.

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