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Have you heard of RAID-C?

Is there such a thing as Raid-C? I've been asked by my associates to find out the details on this particular RAID but I've never heard of it.

Your input would be appreciated.

I have not heard the term RAID-C either. I guess you could define a group of servers providing protection for one another as in a cluster, RAID-C as a "Redundant Array of Inexpensive Computers" but that would be RAIC not RAID-C. It may be a marketing term for all I know.

RAID usually refers to the basic description in the Berkeley Paper in 1988, where six levels are described as RAID0 through RAID6. You can combine techniques, such as in RAID10, which is a combination of RAID levels 0 and 1. There is a good description of the RAID types at these two locations:

http://faqs.org/faqs/arch-storage/part1/index.html

http://www.raid-advisory.com/rabguide.html#introduction

Chris

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This was first published in February 2002

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