This month storage analyst Jerome M. Wendt's "Tech Report" takes look at RAID arrays. As anyone who purchases large-scale storage systems would know, arrays come with RAID, and generally mixed RAID. Wendt says the key to good management is " selecting the right mix of disks and RAID levels."
Jerome notes, knowing which RAID implementation to deploy depends on a range of factors:
In order to help you sort all of this out, our Tech Report this month is geared to offer you some RAID aid.TECH REPORT
Webcast: Flexible RAID arrays
Storage magazine extra: Accommodating arrays
Additional information on RAID arrays
Webcast: Users regularly encounter storage arrays that offer both Fibre Channel and SATA disk drives to complement their wide number of RAID options. Yet storage vendors report that despite offering multiple RAID settings, many of their arrays get configured simply as RAID-5. This webcast covers when and under what circumstances users should use mixed RAID configurations, the pros and cons of using mixed RAID configurations and some tips that can help users better manage their mixed RAID arrays.
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This was first published in February 2005