RAID 3 (redundant array of independent disks)
RAID 3 is a RAID configuration
that uses a parity disk to
store the information generated by a RAID controller instead
of striping it with the
Because the parity information is on a separate disk, RAID 3 does not
perform well when tasked with numerous small data requests. RAID 3 is a
better choice for applications that
have long sequential data transfers, such as streaming
media, graphics and video editing.
Contributor(s): Kim Hefner
This was last updated in June 2014
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