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  • Software vs. hardware RAID

    Storage expert Evan Marcus compares software and hardware RAID and outlines the benefits and drawbacks of each. 

  • Which RAID configuration offers the best price-to-performance ratio?

    SAN expert, Christopher Poelker addresses a reader's concerns about the way we explained the relationship between RAID price and performance in a 2003 SAN quiz. 

  • All-in-one guide: Disk Storage

    Our complete guide to disk storage is divided into three chapters: Drives, RAID and disk arrays. Find everything you need on these topics, plus introductory articles by storage journalist Steve Bigelow, right here. 

  • RAID types and benefits explained

    RAID, or redundant array of independent disks, can make many smaller disks appear as one large disk to a server for better performance and higher availability. 

  • Disk Storage Guide: Chapter Two -- RAID

    This chapter in our Disk Storage guide looks specifically at RAID, including overview information, explanations of RAID levels, how to implement and configure RAID, and other higher level information. 

  • The new breed of RAID controllers

    Whether you're selecting a RAID controller for a PC or Unix server, choosing a controller for a home-grown NAS box, or evaluating the controllers in a midrange or low-end array, or building your own NAS, you have to consider several features of the c... 

  • Setting up RAID

     

  • RAID 10 and RAID 01: Same or different?

    The differences between RAID 10 and RAID 01 are explained. 

  • Storage Smarts Quiz: RAID

    Take a few minutes and test yourself on RAID with our Storage Smarts Quiz. Do you know which RAID type is the fastest or which one is seen in SATA environments? 

  • double-parity RAID

    Double-parity RAID (redundant array of independent disks), also called diagonal-parity RAID, Advanced Data Guarding (RAID_ADG), or RAID-6, is a method of protecting against multiple storage drive failures by creating two sets of parity data on an arr...