RAID array


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
Related to RAID array: RAID 6

RAID array

A group of hard disks or solid state disks (SSD) that are configured for increased speed and/or fault tolerance. See RAID.
References in periodicals archive ?
With this type of RAID array, as with most (but not all) RAID setups, both hard drives need to have exactly the same capacity.
Purchasing 4 Gb/s FC components assures customers that as the capacity of the drives within their RAID arrays increases, the time required to rebuild RAID drives (and thus to assure business continuity after a hardware failure) will remain within acceptable limits.
Since MTBF is based on power-on time, it also means that their SATA disks last four times longer than disks in a traditional RAID array, making it in the ballpark of a SCSI, with 1.
Previously available only to original equipment manufacturers, it takes aim at the fast-growing market for enterprise servers with advanced features that include the ability to use the full capacity of various-sized disk drives in a RAID array.
The Xyratex E5402E RAID array is a 2U, 12-drive SAS-to-SAS subsystem that supports 3Gbps SAS and SATA disk drives and can be expanded to support up to 60 SAS/SATA drives.
It can manage both physical disks and the virtual disks exported by hardware RAID array subsystems.
This article examines these differences and discusses some of the key issues you should consider if you're thinking about setting up a RAID array with these drives.
By combining its expertise in Flash RAM designs and raid array configurations, L's design makes use of mass produced high-performance OEM memory chips and combines them in a small-form factor in packages of 4 raid interconnections, producing a storage solution ahead of the competition as future proof solution to any single chip memory card design.
At the enterprise level RAID array controllers generally are configured in fault tolerant dual active pairs to increase system reliability.
Dot Hill's SANnet II FC-G RAID array is based on the SANnet II Fibre Channel technology that won the Storage Performance Council (SPC) benchmark award two years in a row and has been deployed in a variety of application profiles worldwide.
MySAN works by turning any Windows partition (such as a hard drive, internal RAID array, external storage system, or even Fibre Channel storage) into an iSCSI target.
For example, eMailXtender can work with a RAID environment by managing all aspects of email management and email movement off the email system itself and storing it intelligently on a RAID array.