RAID 0

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RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a storage technique that integrates various disk drive elements into a single logical unit and behaves as one drive when connected to any other hardware. RAID 0 doesn’t provide data redundancy and instead utilizes striping, which means data is split across all the disks drives in a RAID group.


RAID 0 improves performance, which means its read / write speed is enhanced. Since striping spreads data across more physical drives, multiple disks can access the content of a file allowing reads and writes to be completed instantly.


There are some disadvantages of using RAID 0 as well. First is the security of data. There is no mechanism designed in RAID 0 to prevent data loss. Which can be interpreted as the failure of one disk may cause the loss of entire data contained in the array. Recovery of data through this technology is quite difficult as it is spread across all the disks in the RAID group.


Capacity is the second disadvantage associated with RAID 0.


RAID 0 is also known as ‘stripe set’ and ‘tripped volume’ because data is spitted between disks without uniformity information for redundancy.


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