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  • RAID technology advances with wide striping and erasure coding

    Discover why technology like wide striping, storage virtualization and erasure coding is changing our assumptions about RAID technology and data protection. 

  • Erasure codes: The foundation of RAID 6 arrays

    RAID 6 arrays offer users better data protection because they utilize erasure codes that make them more reliable than current conventional parity solutions. 

  • Self-healing systems and RAID technology

    Find out how Atrato, DataDirect Networks, Panasas and Xiotech use RAID technology in self-healing systems and also deal with hard disk drive (HDD) failures. 

  • Managing data storage capacity on RAID

    With data growth increasing every day, the challenge of managing data storage capacity on RAID is also increasing. This is raising some questions about the integrity of RAID, so new technologies are emerging with higher capacities and more capable dr... 

  • RAID 6 vs. RAID 10

    Rick Cook outlines the most efficient uses of RAID 6 and RAID 10. 

  • Top 5 SAN tips of 2007

    Here are the top 5 SAN tips of 2007, based on our readers' interest. This list covers topics such as RAID, SAN performance and SAN management. 

  • Using global spare drives to increase SAN reliability

    Here's a checklist for storage administrators using global spare drives to create a more reliable SAN. 

  • RAID levels defined

    This tip offers a listing of the RAID levels in use today and details the characteristics and applications of each. 

  • How to choose the right RAID level

    This tip offers nine things to consider when deciding which RAID level is right for your organization's needs. 

  • RAID: It's alive

    RAID is still relevant today, possibly even more than in the past. However, it has become a transparant, standard feature that isn't often discussed. This tip outlines the state of RAID today. 

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About RAID

RAID data storage technology divides and replicates data among two or more hard disk drives to achieve greater levels of I/O performance, data reliability and larger data volume sizes. Find news and resources pertaining to the different RAID levels on this topic page.