IT332-5: Recommend data storage and data protection technology for a computer system.
In this assignment, you will conduct research about the various technologies for file systems. You will create a comparison table presenting the different storage mediums and associated methods to access the data, file system constraints, and how these constraints can affect performance. You also will learn about the differences between a logical file system and a physical file system and the purpose of each.
A number of physical storage mediums are available in todays computing world, including hard disk, flash drive, DVD, and tape, to name a few. These mediums might have different file allocation methods and size constraints. Discuss the various mediums and associated methods and constraints. Additionally, for each medium, discuss the concept of fragmentation, why it occurs, what devices are more susceptible to it, if there are file systems that are able to avoid it, and how to prevent and fix fragmented space.
The minimum concepts to cover and explain in the paper are contiguous and non-contiguous, allocation table, indexing, tape allocation, disk allocation, storage allocation, partitions, volumes, fragmentation, and defragmentation.
Include a comparison table for the different mediums and associated methods and constraints.
Your paper should be 3 pages in length, including a comparison table for each of the storage mediums. Be sure to use the appropriate APA format and cite your textbook or other sources that you used in your paper.
The paper should contain sufficient information to adequately answer the questions and contain no spelling, grammar, or APA errors. Points deducted from the grade for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructors discretion.
For assistance with APA requirements, please go to Academic Writer. You will find the link in the Academic Tools section of the course.
Also, review the university policy on plagiarism. If you have any questions, please contact your professor.
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