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SCSI RAID Comparison Review

  • Hard Drives
  • NAS / RAID
  • SCSI
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
January 17, 2003 6:42:54 PM

"Redundant Array of Independent Disks..." Ha, ha, haha etc...
Even your own RAID FAQ has it right - "Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks".
Editor, oh editor...

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January 17, 2003 11:59:24 PM

Actually I've heard both, and the Inexpensive name seems to have come up LATER, probably some jerk off tech making fun of it, but that name stuck, even though I believe "Independant" is OLDER. Now I've heard people argue "they aren't independant if they are in an array". They are PHYSICALLY independant, meaning if you use a truely redundant array, the failure of one drive does not cause an array failure, becuase it's physically a different unit.

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January 18, 2003 4:35:42 AM

Of course its not TRULY independent either...
both rely on the same cooling and PSU (usually)

truly independent would be in entirely different systems run off different mains power and UPS's LOL

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January 19, 2003 5:46:42 PM

RAID is supposed to be the opposite of SLED (single, large, expensive disk)... So where does independent come in?

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