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RAID 0: Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance


RAID Level 0 requires a minimum of 2 drives to implement





Characteristics/Advantages

RAID 0 implements a striped disk array, the data is broken down into blocks and each block is written to a separate disk drive

I/O performance is greatly improved by spreading the I/O load across many channels and drives

Best performance is achieved when data is striped across multiple controllers with only one drive per controller

No parity calculation overhead is involved

Very simple design

Easy to implement

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Disadvantages

Not a "True" RAID because it is NOT fault-tolerant

The failure of just one drive will result in all data in an array being lost

Should never be used in mission critical environments

Recommended Applications

  • Video Production and Editing
  • Image Editing
  • Pre-Press Applications
  • Any application requiring high bandwidth





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