Posted on: 10/16/2000 12:43 PM

Continuing the RAID theme this morning, MaximumPC has a nice article up on RAID. They tell us how it works and how to set up our very own RAID array.
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks-an accurate description of what RAID is and does (though the "Inexpensive Disks" portion of the phrase has been something of a misnomer until relatively recently). Redundancy is the cornerstone of a RAID setup-it simply means that the array includes drives specifically designed to back up the system's primary drive every time data is written to that main drive. Redundancy can be implemented in a variety of ways (some of which are outlined on the next page), but its primary purpose is always the same: to minimize the downtime incurred by a drive failure. Every legitimate RAID array will offer some form of protection against data loss.

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