Eager to improve storage performance, many were quick to consider cache memory - but just as quickly find it to be challenging to implement and expensive. Check out this quick guide for an overview on some of the basic concepts surrounding cache memory and best practices for leveraging cache memory technologies.
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Because data and parity are striped across all of the disks, no single disk is a bottleneck. Striping also allows users to reconstruct data in case of a disk failure. Reads and writes are more evenly balanced in this configuration, making RAID 5 the most commonly used RAID method.