RAID Technology Part 2: RAID Levels

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 21 2006 @ 08:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
RAID 5 may be a higher level than RAID 1, but that does not mean that RAID 5 is superior to RAID 1 in every way. A RAID level is just a technique being used and does not correspond to any hierarchy. When looking at a RAID controller, it is important to understand what the benefits are to each RAID level as most controllers only support a subset of levels. Originally, only RAID 1 through RAID 5 were defined but since the 1988 Berkeley paper was written, other levels have been added.

Check it out at ASE Labs.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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