Gartner Research

RAID Technology: Overview, 1H06 Update

Published: 17 May 2006

ID: G00139953

Analyst(s): April Adams


Redundant array of independent disks is one method used to protect data stored in a disk array. But do you really understand what each RAID level can and cannot do? Learn the strengths and limitations of each level 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
  • Insight

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