Disk Redundancy Research Essay

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Disk Redundancy Research
1) RAID stands for redundant array of independent disks, originally redundant array of inexpensive disks.
2) It is a good idea to use RAID to enhance performance and storage.
3) A) RAID 0 - block-level striping without parity or mirroring
B) RAID 1 - mirroring without parity or striping
C) RAID 5 - block-level striping with distributed parity
D) RAID 6 - block-level striping with double distributed parity
4) It is better for increased performance.
5) RAID 1 can be relatively high due to redundant drives. It is very reliable because it uses two drives for backup.
6) I would choose RAID 6, because it is more reliable.
7) Unlike software RAID, Hardware RAID requires specialized hardware to handle the drives.
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2) Striped volumes provide greater fault tolerance than simple volumes. FALSE
3) All dynamic disks have only one partition on them. TRUE
4) By default, all device drivers must be digitally signed to be installed on a computer running Windows 7. FALSE
5) Windows Update dynamically updates device drivers only when a hardware device has no driver installed. TRUE
6) Disabling a device in Device Manager causes its device driver to be installed. FALSE
7) The x64-based versions of Windows 7 do not permit the installation of unsigned drivers under any circumstances. TRUE
8) You cannot convert an MBR disk to a GPT disk without erasing all data on the disk. TRUE
9) You cannot extend a striped volume unless it is on a dynamic disk. FALSE
10) Windows 7 can access VHD’s without the use of a hypervisor. TRUE

Table 2-1
Disk 0
Disk Type – basic
Total disk size – 40 GB
Number & Types of partitions – 1
Amount of unallocated space – 20 GB

Disk 1
Disk Type – basic
Total disk size – 15 GB
Number & Types of partitions – 1
Amount of unallocated space – 15 GB

Table 2-2
Disk 0
Unallocated space left in GB – 18.05
Unallocated space left in MB - 18481
Disk 1
Unallocated space left in GB - 15
Unallocated space left in MB - 15359

Exercise 2.2
What is the Number of 2GB partitions you created earlier in this exercise?
Partition 2

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