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Discussion 1 Topic

The material in the textbook this week sheds light upon the notions around disk storage. This encompasses topics such as drive types, interface types, and file system types. There are several different possible choices to make in each type.

Review the article from PC magazine online at:

SSD vs. HDD: What’s the Difference?


Tom Brant

January 24, 2019 3:50PM EST

This article talks about the SSD vs HDD drive types and pros and cons of each.

QUESTION 1: Review the advantages and disadvantages discussed in the article.

  • Provide your thoughts and considerations regarding a newly constructed data center.
  • Discuss why you feel a specific drive type lends itself better for use in a new data center environment.

QUESTION 2: Consider the various connection (connector) types such as IDE, SATA, SCSI and Serial Attached SCSI.

  • If an IT department was given the requirement to move large amounts of data, which connector type would be most appropriate. Why?

Hint: Table 2-2 in the textbook. (pg. 36)