RAID 5 vs RAID 10: Recommended RAID For Safety and Performance


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A Redundant Array of Independent Drives (or Disks), also known as Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (or Disks) (RAID) is a term for data storage schemes that divide and replicate data among multiple hard drives. RAID can be designed to provide increased data reliability or increased I/O performance, though one goal may compromise the other. There different types of RAID levels. But which one you must use for data safety and performance considering that hard drives are commodity priced?