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These System Administration interview questions are examples of real tasks used by employers to screen job candidates such as system administrators, sysadmins, system engineers, and others that require knowledge of computer software and hardware.

1. SSD

Storage Systems

A company plans to purchase laptops for its employees so that they can work from home. The last decision to be made is which type of storage device to put into each laptop, based on the type of daily tasks each employee does.

How will a common SSD compare to a common HDD?

(Select all acceptable answers.)

SSD will have a higher price per gigabyte.
SSD will be more noisy.
SSD will copy large files faster.
SSD will be more resistant to damage if the laptop falls.
SSD will generally provide a larger capacity.
SSD will provide more IOPS.

2. Double-disk Failure

RAID Storage Systems

A startup is using an in-house storage system that provides protection in case of single-disk failures, but this turned out to be insufficient.

Which of the following configurations can provide double-disk failure protection on any two disks in the configuration?

(Select all acceptable answers.)

4-disk RAID 0.
3-disk RAID 1.
3-disk RAID 5.
4-disk RAID 01 (RAID 0+1).

3. Media Server

NAS Storage Systems

To create a media server that will store training videos for the employees of an organization, a Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution is chosen. Select the options that correctly describe a NAS solution.

(Select all acceptable answers.)

NAS installation and configuration is in general more expensive and complex than SAN.
NAS uses file level storage for storing data.
NAS uses object level storage for storing data.
NAS can use Network File System protocol.
A Direct Attached Storage (DAS) can also be used to replace NAS for connecting storage to a network.
A NAS in a network has an IP address associated with it.

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