RAID 1 0 Configured Hard Disks
A RAID is a method of storing information on a collection of hard disk drives for better performance and protection against failure or a combination of both. Here in a short article we consider RAID 1 0, or more accurately RAID 1+0. RAID 1 0 as a fast and almost bomb proof solution in terms of Hard Disk Drive Failure. When it comes to disk utilisation, however a RAID 1 0 gobbles disk space. If you need a failsafe option with performance then RAID 1 0 is a good option.
RAID 1 and RAID 0 compared.
A RAID 1 0 controller stripes and mirrors your data across at least two disks. A RAID 1 writes data to two or more disks at the same time. If one hard disk fails the mirror preserves the information. A RAID 0 writes data to different disks in succession. It improves performance because the computer can get data off more than one disk simultaneously. In both cases you must have a backup strategy in place. A Raid 1 BACK-UP offers greater protection against data corruption.
RAID 1 0 failsafe option.
If you configure a RAID 1 and RAID 0 together you get a RAID 1 0. RAID 1 0 is secure because mirroring duplicates all your data. It provides fast access because the data is striped across two or more disks. With everything mirrored a RAID 1 0 reduces your disk space by half.
RAID 10 is slightly more complex to set up than conventional storage, but not difficult . The system or disk controller software includes install routines that will walk you through the process. It usually takes just a few minutes to install a RAID 1 0 array.