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RAID 1 Disadvantages

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?

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?

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

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 …

RAID Recovery – Don’t Increase the Level of Difficulty

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!

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 …