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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Another choice is disk striping; while there are many variations of striping, the most common is to set up an array of at least three and usually five disk drives.
Disk striping. A RAID controller keeps track of the different physical disks and allocates storage space on all of these disks in a particular manner called striping.
Dynix's software can take full advantage of the high speed of the Alpha AXP microprocessor because it is combined with advanced, high speed I/O subsystems, large memory capacities, and the latest storage devices and technologies (including disk striping) to create a balanced system.