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RAID 1 Disadvantages

October 23rd, 2012 Comments off

I am in the process of building a new PC and since my data is important. I am considering using RAID. I currently have an external HD which is being backed up using Norton Ghost, but I would feel much more comfortable with real-time protection I’ve read that with on-board RAID controllers, the performance hit for RAID 5 is enormous, so I’m leaning towards RAID 1. I will be using …

Which RAID Mode Should You Choose?

July 10th, 2009 Comments off
1. Speed (RAID 0)

Set in high-performance mode (also called striped mode or RAID 0) the storage system gives you the power you need when you’re:raid 0

Designing huge graphics and need a lightning-fast Photoshop scratch space. Recording large DV files while maintaining clean audio performance. Editing DV or HD video and want a smooth work flow with no dropped frames. Rendering complex 3D objects or special effects. Performing disk-intensive database…

RAID 6 — Do you really like it?

June 5th, 2009 Comments off

RAID 6For several years now RAID 5 has been one of the most popular RAID implementations. Just about every vendor that supplies storage to enterprise data centers offers it, and in many cases it has become — deservedly – a well-trusted tool. RAID 5 stripes parity and blocks of data across all disks in the RAID set. Even though users now must devote about 20% of their disk space to the …

the advantages and disadvantages of RAID 5E

June 4th, 2009 Comments off

RAID 5E with an E that stands for Enhanced, RAID 5E is a RAID 5 array with a hot spare drive that is actively used in the array operations. In a traditional RAID 5 configuration with a hot spare, the hot spare drive sits next to the array waiting for a drive to fail, at which point the hot spare is made available and the array rebuilds the data set …

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RAID Recovery – Don’t Increase the Level of Difficulty

June 1st, 2009 Comments off

RAID Recovery More and more enthusiast users encounter the destroyed RAID arrays. Generally, data recovery from such a RAID array is possible, but keep in mind that the effort increases disproportionately. First of all, data has to be copied from a RAID drive onto a server, and the data set has to be put back together. The distribution of data into smaller blocks across one or more drives makes RAID 0 the …

RAID Data Recovery Is Possible!

May 31st, 2009 Comments off

RAID Data RecoveryWhat if your hard drive decides to enter the Elysian Fields in this very moment? Sure, you could simply get a new hard drive to substitute for the defective one with a quick run to your favorite hardware store. And with last night’s backup you might even reconstruct your installation quickly. But what if you don’t have a backup? The truth to be more like this: many users don’t even …