Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks


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Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks

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They are also used for emerging application such as wireless base stations, multi service access platforms, DSLAMs (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers), and RAIDs (Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks).
Within the RAID era, RAID first meant Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks. Even with a 30% or greater price erosion annually, RAID became known as Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks, as inexpensive always seemed too expensive.
Disks are now so cheap that data protection is available using a technique known as RAID (Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks) where data is spread over a number of disks, using mathematical techniques which enable data to be recovered if any of the di sks fails.

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