There are a multitude of reasons that a person would choose to utilise RAID drives with their various benefits. RAID stands for ‘Redundant Array of Independent Disks’, and such drives are made by combining multiple hard drives together to make one large storage device. The only problem though is that if they are not properly maintained by a professional who can perform RAID recovery then they can be the cause of far more data loss – since they are usually responsible for a lot more data. This article will discuss two of the most popular RAID arrays that are utilised, named 0 and 1.
RAID 0 – More Speed
Although you aren’t necessarily gaining more storage space when combining two or more hard drives together, RAID 0 drives are designed to split information up among those drives so that it can be accessed faster. Although RAID 0 doesn’t provide extra RAID recovery protection, a RAID 0 drive can read and write at much faster speeds. If the information is partially contained on multiple hard drives, then both can be accessed at the same time to download the total size of data in a fraction of the time.
If you’re not into IT then you may be wondering what the use of this is when the longest an average person generally has to wait to copy files is up to five minutes. On big servers or, for example, in our Intratec RAID Recovery data centres where RAID drives are used, it is not uncommon for massive files of over 500GBs to be moved or copied. A file of this size would normally take up to four hours to be moved, but with eight drives working together this big transfer would only take up to 30 minutes.
RAID 1 – Protection
This array doesn’t split up information, but rather mirrors the information for extra protection against the need for RAID Recovery. What we mean by this is that all the data that is backed up onto the RAID drive is stored in duplicate. If two drives are used then the security of the drive is doubled since the drive contains two copies of the data. Another advantage of this is that the stored data can be read from both drives at double the speed rather than one drive.
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RAID Recovery – Benefits of RAID 0 and RAID 1 Drives