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Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond by Nigel Poulton

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Chapter2

Storage Devices

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Storage from 40,000 feet
  • The mechanical disk drive
  • Disk drive performance
  • Disk drive reliability
  • Solid-state media
  • Solid-state performance
  • Solid-state reliability
  • Tape
  • Hybrid Drives

image This chapter covers everything you will need to know about disk drives and solid-state drives for both your career in IT as well as the CompTIA Storage+ exam.

Because a solid understanding of the disk drive and solid-state technology is so fundamental to a successful career in storage, this chapter covers a lot of the underlying theory in depth. It covers all the major mechanical components of the spinning ...

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