Posts Tagged ‘RAID Array’

RAID Array Failures & Recovery

July 30th, 2011 Comments off

RAID Arrays Failures & RecoveryA hardware RAID implementation requires at minimum a RAID controller. On a desktop system this may be a PCI expansion card, PCI Express expansion card or built into the motherboard. Controllers supporting most types of drives may be used – IDE/ATA, SATA, SCSI, SSA, Fibre Channel, sometimes even a combination. The controller and disks may be in a stand-alone disk enclosure, rather than inside a computer. The enclosure may be …

RAID Controller Cards

December 23rd, 2009 Comments off
HighPoint Technologies Manufacturer of IDE and IDE-RAID controllers. ICP vortex Manufacturer of PCI-SCSI and PCI-Fibre Channel RAID disk array controllers. Conduant Corporation Designs and manufactures digital disk-based data recording, FIFO, CPCI, and IDE RAID controller systems. Perceptive Solutions, Inc. Manufactures high performance RAID and caching disk controllers for SCSI and IDE.

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RAID Systems Manufacturers

December 23rd, 2009 Comments off
Promise Technology, Inc. Designs and manufactures storage solutions using ATA/Serial ATA technology for fast, reliable data protection. 3ware, Inc. Provides high-performance, scalable RAID storage solutions based on 3ware’s switched architecture. Ciprico, Inc. Designs, manufactures, markets, and services RAID disk arrays for high-performance imaging and digital media applications worldwide. RAIDmax High performance RAID Systems by Netsource. Arco Computer Products, Inc. Developing IDE disk mirroring solutions. Storage…

WD Controllers Verified To Provide Visible RAID Volumes Greater Than 4 TB

July 15th, 2009 Comments off

The list of controllers below has been verified to provide visible RAID volumes greater than 4 TB.


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 5EE

June 4th, 2009 Comments off

RAID 5EE is very similar to RAID 5E with one key difference — the hot spare’s capacity is integrated into the stripe set. In contrast, under RAID 5E, all of the empty space is housed at the end of the array. As a result of interleaving empty space throughout the array, RAID 5EE enjoys a faster rebuild time than is possible under RAID 5E.

RAID 5EE has all of the …

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