RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) systems are used to increase the performance and/or reliability of the hard disk drives of the system. In this article we will explain the basics about RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 and the advantages of RAID6 over them.
There are two basic ideas behind RAID: data stripping (a.k.a. RAID0), used to increase performance, and mirroring (a.k.a. RAID1), used to increase reliability.
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RAID6 Advantages Over RAID0 and RAID5
Posted on Sunday, Apr 16 2006 @ 04:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck