April 24, 2019

Data Storage Technologies and Networks - MCQS

Question
Which of the following RAID levels gives maximum usable capacity?

Select one:
A. RAID 0
B. RAID 5
C. RAID 6
D. RAID 1

The correct answer is:  RAID 0

Question
Which logical operation is used for computing parity?

Select one:
A. Exclusive OR
B. Exclusive NOR
C. Inclusive NOR
D. Inclusive OR

The correct answer is: Exclusive OR

Question
Which of the following RAID implementation does not allow data recovery in case of disk failure?

Select one:
A. RAID 5
B. RAID 1
C. RAID 0
D. RAID 10

The correct answer is: RAID 0

Question
What is a hot Spare?

Select one:
A. It is a spare drive within a RAID array.
B. It is a drive that can be plugged in while the Storage array is powered on
C. It is an extra drive provided by the vendor to be plugged in in case of disk failure
D. It is a disk that is over heated

The correct answer is: It is a spare drive within a RAID array.

Question
What is a blast zone in RAID?

Select one:
A. It is the portion of disk burnt due to overheating
B. It is the area of impact when data is lost from a failed RAID set.
C. It is the portion platter damaged due to head crash
D. It is the area of impact when the disk explodes.

The correct answer is: It is the area of impact when data is lost from a failed RAID set.

Question
Which of the following statement is true for RAID 5?

Select one:
A. RAID 5 uses block level striping with distributed parity
B. RAID 5 is a hybrid of mirror sets and stripe sets
C. RAID 5 uses block level striping with double distributed parity
D. RAID 5 uses block level striping with a dedicated parity drive

The correct answer is: RAID 5 uses block level striping with distributed parity

Question
Journaling is preferred for

Select one:
A. Storing metadata
B. Storing logs
C. Faster file system recovery
D. Faster write operation

The correct answer is: Storing Faster file system recovery

Question
Examples of Journaling file system

Select one:
A. JFS
B. Ext2
C. Ext3
D. UFS

The correct answer is: Ext3

Question
Wear leveling affects

Select one:
A. RAM
B. Optical storage
C. Hard disk
D. Flash

The correct answer is: Flash

Question
Every File or directory has unique

Select one:
A. Inode
B. Directory
C. Pathname
D. Inode & pathname

The correct answer is: Inode & pathname

Question
Which of the following is not a non volatile storage device?

Select one:
a. Hard Disk
b. Memory Stick
c. NVRAM
d. Random Access Memory

The correct answer is: Random Access Memory

Question
Solid State devices are best suited for ______________ writes & _________________ reads.

Select one:
A. Frequent Random, Frequent Sequential
B. Frequent Sequential, Infrequent Random
C. Infrequent Sequential , Frequent Random
D. Infrequent Random, Frequent Sequential

The correct answer is: Infrequent Sequential , Frequent Random

Question
Which of the following is sequential access storage device?

Select one:
A. CD-ROM
B. Main Memory
C. Hard Disk
D. Tape Cartridge

The correct answer is: Tape Cartridge

Question
A “Logical Volume Manager” helps in

Select one:
A. Virtualizing storage
B. provide direct access to the underlying storage
C. Manage disk space efficiently without having to know the actual hardware details
D. Both storage virtualization and efficient disk space management

The correct answer is: Both storage virtualization and efficient disk space management

Question
Physical Volumes are

Select one:
A. None of these mentioned
B. Disk or disk partitions used to construct logical volumes
C. The space on a physical storage that represent a logical volume
D. A bunch of disks put together that can be made into a logical volume

The correct answer is: Disk or disk partitions used to construct logical volumes

Question
Which of the following are true. Logical Volumes _____

Select one:
A. Can span across multiple volume groups
B. Can span across multiple physical volumes
C. Can be constructed only using a single physical disk
D. None these mentioned

The correct answer is: Can span across multiple physical volumes

Question
Fileystem is created using command

Select one:
A. Mkfs
B. Fsck
C. defrag
D. Format

The correct answer is: Mkfs

Question
Concatenation is the technique of

Select one:
A. Increasing the size of a volume by adding more disks
B. Adding physical volumes together to make a volume group
C. writing a block of data onto one disk and then a block onto another disk in an alternate fashion
D. Filling up a physical volume completely before writing to the next one in a logical volume

The correct answer is: Filling up a physical volume completely before writing to the next one in a logical volume

Question
A MySQL database is involved in persisting random writes to the storage medium quantified by Kilobytes of block data. Which of the below is the suitable metric to measure the performance of the disk operations

Select one:
A. Input Output Operations Per Second
B. Mega Bytes Per Second

The correct answer is: Input Output Operations Per Second

Question
Which of the below attributes to the latency in the data transfer between application and storage Hard disks?

Select one:
A. Head Seek Time between the Platters
B. None of these
C. Cache Miss
D. Disk Controller Queuing

The correct answer is: Cache Miss

Question
MLC has _______________ PE cycles and _______________ in performance compared to SLC SSDs. Where - MLC- MultiLevelCell  ; SLC-SingleLevelCell

Select one:
A. More, Low
B. Less , Low
C. Less , High
D. More ,High

The correct answer is: Less, Low

Question
In a Flash Memory, how is the content of a cell changed to 1 from 0?

Select one:
A. By erasing the content of the cell
B. By block erase operation and rewriting the content of the block
C. By writing 1 to the cell
D. By erasing the content of the cell before writing 1

The correct answer is:  By block erase operation and rewriting the content of the block

Question
Which of the following statement is true for a Single Level Cell?

Select one:
A. It has the longest life span
B. It allows more data storage
C. Singe level cells are cheap
D. It offers medium performance as compared to other formats

The correct answer is: It has the longest life span

Question
Which of the following is applicable to Enterprise class solid state devices?

Select one:
A. They have more over provisioned capacity
B. Warranty terms are same as all Solid state devices
C. They have the simple controller firmware
D. They have same amount of cache is not less than consumer class devices

The correct answer is: They have more over provisioned capacity

Question
Which of the following statement is true about Striping?

Select one:
A. A stripe is stored on a single disk
B. Striping reduces the disk performance
C. Striping helps in data recovery
D. Striping parallelises I/O operation

The correct answer is: Striping parallelises I/O operation

Question
Do iSCSI storage mandatory to required switch?

Select one:
Yes
No
None
a & b both

The correct answer is: No

Question
Best I/O Technique for low volume data transfer

Select one:
Polling
Interrupt Driven
DMA
b and c

The correct answer is: Interrupt Driven

Question
What is the memory bandwidth requirement of a machine executing 4*105 instructions per second, average instruction size of 3.8 bits and 7.2 bits of average operand size per instruction?

Select one:
1.52 Mbps
0.72 Mbps
2.88 Mbps
4.4 Mbps

The correct answer is: 4.4 Mbps

Question
Which version of NFS Mandates strong security

Select one:
NFSv1
NFSv2
NFSv3
NFSv4

The correct answer is: NFSv4

Question
Estimate the sustained transfer rate of a drive if disk drive spins at 7200 RPM, has a sector size of 512 bytes, and holds 160 sectors per track around

Select one:
9400 KB/s
9600 KB/s
9800 KB/s
10000 KB/s

The correct answer is: 9800 KB/s

Question
Which storage Technology uses low level disk drive access commands like READ block, WRITE block and READ capacity

Select one:
NAS
SAN
DAS
All the above

The correct answer is: SAN

Question
How do we meet memory bandwidth requirements?

Select one:
L1 cache, L2 cache and DRAM
Direct Attached Storage and Network Storage
Archival Storage
All the above

The correct answer is: All the above

Question
PCI Bus Lines contains

Select one:
Control Lines
Data Lines
Address Lines
All the above

The correct answer is: All the above

Question
How many disk failure can disk failure can be withstood by RAID 6?

Select one:
1
2
3
4

The correct answer is: 2

Question
Which of the following model makes the server to keep track of cached copies and notifies them on update

Select one:
Asynchronous writing model
Cache verification model
Callback model
Leasing model

The correct answer is: Callback model

Question
What is the capacity of the disk with 5 platters. 2 surfaces per platter, 20000 tracks per surface, 300 sectors per track and 512 bytes per sector

Select one:
30.72GB
24.40GB
21.40GB
15.16GB

The correct answer is: 30.72GB

Question
If average latency is 2.99 ms and average seeks time is 4.7 ms, then IOPS of the disk will be?

Select one:
129
130
128
131

The correct answer is: 130

Question
A certain hard disk has 16 cylinders, 480 tracks per cylinder, 32 sectors per track, and 512 bytes per sector. What is its storage capacity?

Select one:
125,829,120 bytes
125,929,120 bytes
125,729,120 bytes

125,629,120 bytes

The correct answer is: 125,829,120 bytes

Question
If MTTF of  a disk is 80000hrs what us MTTF of an array of 8 disks

Select one:
640000 hrs
10000 hrs
80000 hrs
40000 hrs

The correct answer is: 10000 hrs

Question
Identify a network file protocol in the below mentioned set

Select one:
FC
CIFS
SCSI
NAS

The correct answer is: CIFS

Question
Which option is dedicated for file sharing?

Select one:
bimodal
network attached storage
stealth
storage area network

The correct answer is: network attached storage

Question
If read and write performance is the only criterion, which would you choose?

Select one:
RAID 0
RAID 1
RAID 5
RAID 50

The correct answer is: RAID 0

Question
Which of the following RAID levels guarantees double disk failure protection?

Select one:
Raid 5
Raid 6
Raid 0+1
Raid 1+0

The correct answer is: Raid 6

Question
In SAN network which type of switch used typically?

Select one:
Director switch
Intelligent switch
IP switch
Hub

The correct answer is: Intelligent switch

11 comments:

  1. What is a blast zone in RAID?


    Select one:
    A. It is the area of impact when data is lost from a failed RAID set.
    B. It is the portion platter damaged due to head crash
    C. It is the portion of disk burnt due to overheating
    D. It is the area of impact when the disk explodes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A. It is the area of impact when data is lost from a failed RAID set

      Delete
  2. Solid State devices are best suited for ______________ writes & _________________ reads.

    Select one:
    A. Frequent Sequential, Infrequent Random
    B. Infrequent Sequential , Frequent Random
    C. Frequent Random, Frequent Sequential
    D. Infrequent Random, Frequent Sequential

    ReplyDelete
  3. Which of the below attributes to the latency in the data transfer between application and storage Hard disks?


    Select one:
    A. Cache Miss
    B. Head Seek Time between the Platters
    C. Disk Controller Queuing
    D. None of these

    ReplyDelete
  4. . Journaling is preferred for


    Select one:
    A. Faster write operation
    B. Storing metadata
    C. Storing logs
    D. Faster file system recovery

    Answer plz?

    ReplyDelete
  5. MLC has _______________ PE cycles and _______________ in performance compared to SLC SSDs. Where - MLC- MultiLevelCell ; SLC-SingleLevelCell


    Select one:
    A. Less , Low
    B. More, Low
    C. Less , High
    D. More ,High

    ReplyDelete
  6. Solid State devices are best suited for ______________ writes & _________________ reads.

    Select one:
    A. Infrequent Random, Frequent Sequential
    B. Infrequent Sequential , Frequent Random
    C. Frequent Random, Frequent Sequential
    D. Frequent Sequential, Infrequent Random

    ReplyDelete
  7. What is a blast zone in RAID?
     
     
    Select one:
    A. It is the area of impact when the disk explodes.
    B. It is the area of impact when data is lost from a failed RAID set.
    C. It is the portion platter damaged due to head crash
    D. It is the portion of disk burnt due to overheating
     
    Answer: It is the area of impact when data is lost from a failed RAID set.
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    Solid State devices are best suited for ______________ writes & _________________ reads.
     
    Select one:
    A. Infrequent Sequential , Frequent Random
    B. Frequent Sequential, Infrequent Random
    C. Frequent Random, Frequent Sequential
    D.  Infrequent Random, Frequent Sequential
     
    Answer: Frequent Random, Frequent Sequential
     
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    Which of the below attributes to the latency in the data transfer between application and storage Hard disks?
     
     
    Select one:
    A. Head Seek Time between the Platters
    B. Cache Miss
    C. None of these
    D. Disk Controller Queuing
     
    Answer: Head Seek Time between the Platters

    ReplyDelete