Redundant array of independent disks

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In computing, a redundant array of inexpensive disks (more commonly known as a RAID) is a system of using multiple hard drives for sharing or replicating data among the drives. Depending on the version chosen the benefit of RAID is a one or more of increased data integrity, fault-tolerance, throughput or capacity compared to single drives.

Simple RAID[edit]

  • RAID 3-6 need n+1 discs. Where n has to be 2 or greater. (n=1 would make no sense.)