drive array

drive array

[′drīv ə‚rā]
(computer science)
A collection of hard disks organized to increase speed and improve reliability, often with the help of data stripping.
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disk array

A group of hard drives built into a single unit, which may be configured as a RAID system (see RAID). Also called a "drive array" or "storage array," a disk array generally refers to magnetic disks or solid state disks; however, optical drives (CD, DVD, etc.) also come in multi-drive units (see optical disc library). See JBOD, SAN, NAS and server farm.

storage array

A group of hard drives or solid state drives (SSDs) built into a single unit. A storage array may be configured in a RAID architecture for redundancy or speed (see RAID). Also called a "drive array," a storage array generally refers to disks or SSDs; however, optical drives (CD, DVD, etc.) also come in multi-drive units (see optical disc library). See hard disk, SSD, JBOD, SAN, NAS and server farm.

A 84-Drive Hybrid Storage Array
This Ultrastar drive array can store 60 hard drives and 24 solid state drives (SSDs) in a 4U rack-mounted module for a total of 720 terabytes. (Image courtesy of Western Digital Corporation.)
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