Gartner Research

RAID Technology: Overview

Published: 13 June 2005

ID: G00128023

Analyst(s): April Adams


Redundant array of independent disks is the method of choice used to protect data stored on disk drives. But do you really understand what each RAID level can do? And more importantly, what it can't do? Learn the differences and make the right data protection choices for your business.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • RAID Levels
    • Hybrid Levels of RAID
    • Caveat Emptor
  • Technology Analysis
    • Hardware or Software RAID
    • Redundant Array of Independent Tapes
    • Business Use
    • Standards
  • Technology Leaders
  • Insight

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