RAID

(redirected from RAID array)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to RAID array: RAID 6

RAID

abbreviation for redundant array of inexpensive disks, a computer data storage system with rapid access time and enhanced fault tolerance.
References in periodicals archive ?
The VMware Hardware Certification Program helps assure complete compatibility between the VMware vSphere(TM) 4 host and the JetStor SAS 616iS RAID array in a variety of deployments.
All RAID arrays consist of at least two separate hard disk drives, and can sometimes be as many as five drives.
The high-performance cache and non-blocking interconnect schemes used in RAID arrays are also designed for applications with a lot of IOPS, and are not designed for high-bandwidth applications like backup.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- RAID storage expert Infortrend(R) is demonstrating the latest RAID arrays in its EonStor(R) subsystem line at COMPUTEX TAIPEI this week.
The controller uses the full capacity of all disk drives when drives of different sizes are mixed in a RAID array, allowing system integrators to upgrade their customers' arrays with higher-capacity drives without wasting space.
JetStor III FC/U160 RAID array adds a brand-new 64-bit RISC processor with 1GB/sec or 2GB/sec Fiber Channel support in the same enclosure.
In total, NSTL tested four enterprise configurations and utilized its proprietary Fragger utility to simulate fragmentation, creating a large number of files on the drives and RAID array.
It can manage both physical disks and the virtual disks exported by hardware RAID array subsystems.
By combining its expertise in Flash RAM designs and raid array configurations, L's design makes use of mass produced high-performance OEM memory chips and combines them in a small-form factor in packages of 4 raid interconnections, producing a storage solution ahead of the competition as future proof solution to any single chip memory card design.
This article examines these differences and discusses some of the key issues you should consider if you're thinking about setting up a RAID array with these drives.
ESA) 10000 high-end solution; the RAID Array 7000 departmental system;
Dot Hill's SANnet II FC-G RAID array is based on the SANnet II Fibre Channel technology that won the Storage Performance Council (SPC) benchmark award two years in a row and has been deployed in a variety of application profiles worldwide.