View Full Version : What is RAID?

10-28-2002, 03:26 PM
:confused: Can anyone explain to me what RAID is please? And more importantly, what is it used for? Thanks

10-28-2002, 03:37 PM
It is a means of using multiple hard drives and forcing them to work in tandem to create a faster storage system in your machine. Some use it for added speed, some for the greater storage capacities, somce in a manner that allows for a full-blown mirror of the data to help prevent loss of important information.

10-28-2002, 05:01 PM
So can I assume that other devices such as CD-ROMS and DVD-ROMS can be used on RAID?

10-28-2002, 05:06 PM
Not in a RAID they can't, just hard drives. ;)

If the RAID controller can double as an IDE controller then in some cases yes another type of drive can be used with hard drives but no RAID. :)

10-28-2002, 07:50 PM

One day i printed this, read it through over breakfast and since have become a RAID god.

...well... maybe not a "god", but you get it.