• Configure RAID for maximum SQL Server I/O throughput

    Backup and restore is one of the most I/O intensive activities you will perform on your SQL Server. Edgewood Solutions' Greg Robidoux explains how to maximize I/O throughput by isolating disk activities and choosing the appropriate RAID level.

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  • As users search for RAID alternatives, erasure coding returns

    According to Jon Toigo, erasure coding is becoming popular for its ability to provide data protection in areas where RAID has some shortcomings.

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  • The pros and cons of RAID disk arrays in small business data storage environments

    RAID is commonly used in many data storage environments for added data protection, however there are several drawbacks when using RAID.

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  • RAID rebuild

    A RAID rebuild is the data reconstruction process that occurs in a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) implementation when a hard disk drive fails.

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  • Schulz: Using RAID can prolong SSD lifespan

    RAID and solid-state storage are rarely discussed together, but Greg Schulz says SSD lifespan could benefit from a RAID implementation.

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  • NAS purchasing: Getting the right applications

    VARs need to consider the future of a customer's NAS in addition to the out of the box requirements. By building in data protection, considering RAID and how traffic will affect the network in the future, customers will be pleased with the value add received from their VAR.

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  • Quick Takes: Hard drivin

    Western Digital takes drives to 100G Bytes; Vixel and RAID make the switch; and everybody into the pool!

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  • CMD unveils family of RAID controllers at SAN 2000

    CMD Technology, Inc. a provider of RAID (redundant array of independent disks) controller technology, based in Irvine, Calif., debuted its new line of RAID controllers at the SAN 2000 conference in San Jose, Calif. last week.

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  • LSI buys IBM’s RAID controller business unit

    LSI Logic Storage has bought Big Blue's RAID controller business. LSI shelled out an undisclosed sum in a cash transaction for the Mylex business unit and more than 100 storage engineers.

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  • RAID (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID (redundant array of independent disks; originally redundant array of inexpensive disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places (thus, redundantly) on multiple hard disks. By placing data on multiple disks, I/O (input/output) operations can overlap in a balanced way, improving...

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