Tag: RAID 5
RAID Level 0, 1, 5, 6, 10: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Uses
RAID technology uses a combination of one or more physical drives to create data redundancy and improve performance. From RAID 0 to RAID 10, multiple RAID levels provide different trade-offs between performance, data redundancy, and cost-effectiveness. This article explores RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, compares software vs hardware RAID implementations, and discusses RAID level advantages and disadvantages as well as their ideal use cases.
Using SmartCTL With Linux: A Guide
What is SmartCTL?
Every modern hard drive has an option to monitor its current status and health via SMART attributes. SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. The SMART test can be performed on your HDD to detect any potential problems with the hardware itself. Tests such as these are run using SmartCTL. According to the Linux man page, SmartCTL is a command-line utility designed to perform SMART tasks. Examples of these tasks would be printing error logs or enabling and disabling automatic SMART testing.
Hardware RAID vs. Software RAID: A Tutorial
What is RAID?
RAID (or a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is a way of storing logical data across a medium which is composed of multiple physical hard disk drives blended into one or more logical units or volumes that is used for data redundancy, performance improvement, and reliability.
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