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  • A redundant array of inexpensive disks, or, less frequently restated as a redundant array of independent disks.


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  • The drives that you decide to put in the 5big can be put in several different raid arrays, including RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID 0.

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  • cha0tic: Toshiba had, although I don't think it's still produced in the U.S., a Qosmio X300 model that had 2x250GB (5400rpm) drives with on-board Raid 0 and 1 support (I think the intent was to RAID 0 for performance).

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  • I have seen the term RAID used a few times in other reviews and while the concept seems similar, it is not the case.


  • However, one thing to watch out for is that some vendors use the term RAID 10 to refer to what is really RAID 0+1.

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  • The term RAID, for redundant array of expensive disks, is an umbrella for a variety of multiple volume techniques.

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  • Testing was done with a SuperMicro dual six-core Xeon server with 32GB RAM, 8x320GB drives in RAID 5 and 4Gbps Fibre Channel connected to a Compellent Storage Center.

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  • With 1tb (4 x 250gb) of raw disk space the usable space after X-RAID is about 700gb so in effect you give up the space of about one disk for the RAID protection.

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  • In particular, RAID 1+0 is often referred to as RAID

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  • Not quite sure what’s transpired but it looks like the RAID is slowly rebuilding itself.

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  • In creating Symmetrix, Mr. Yanai helped to pioneer a technology called RAID -- short for redundant arrays of inexpensive disks -- that linked dozens of the kinds of disk drives used in PCs together to cheaply provide the same storage capacity as refrigerator-sized drives from IBM.

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