disk striping


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Related to disk striping: RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6

disk striping

[′disk ‚strīp·iŋ]
(computer science)
The distribution of a unit of data over two or more hard disks, enabling the data to be read more quickly. Also known as data striping.

disk striping

disk striping

The spreading of data over multiple disk drives to improve performance. Also known as "RAID 0," data are interleaved by bytes or blocks of bytes across the drives. For example, with four drives and a RAID controller that simultaneously reads and writes all drives, four times as much data is read or written in the same time frame as a system without striping. Disk striping does not provide fault tolerance but is often used in conjunction with disk mirroring (RAID 3 and RAID 5) to provide both speed and safety. See RAID 0, RAID 3, RAID 5 and RAID.
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In dual SATA host mode the controllers will provide disk striping (RAID 0) and disk spanning functionality, alternatively in eSATA mode a 2-disk RAID 0 configuration is readily achieved using an external port multiplier.
The default shipping configuration is as a RAID 1 mirrored solution while also supporting disk striping (RAID 0), JBOD and single-volume choices.
Storage methodologies supported by the chip's dual SATA disk interface include disk striping (RAID0), disk mirroring (RAID1) and disk spanning.