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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Once upon a time, RAID was good enough for us. But now we deserve better. If you don't agree that it's time for RAID to die, then I'll also assume you use 35mm film in your camera, don't own a cell phone and think this Internet thing is a fad. RAID is what's primarily available to us, but that doesn't mean it's what we want. To quote Henry Ford talking about cars, "You can have any color you want, as long as it's black." RAID was built to improve performance and, more importantly, for protection in the case of drive failures. And because disk drives do three things (read, write and break), RAID has been essential over the years. However, the world has changed radically since RAID was invented. There are storage systems that now minimize the use of RAID and others that are moving away from RAID completely. RAID was developed at a time when disk capacity was expensive. Ease of management and scalability were secondary. Managing hundreds of terabytes--and even petabytes--is commonplace today; therefore, managing complex RAID environments is becoming untenable. ... Access >>>

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