Research And Development

What is RAID for?

Written on May 9, 2017 By Support Team
In this post we want to go into a brief overview of what RAID is and what RAID isn't, why RAID isn't an ideal backup solution, and what data availability is.
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What is the difference between hardware, software, and fakeraid?

Written on April 18, 2017 By Support Team
The three primary implementations of RAID(Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks) that are seen in most markets is Hardware RAID, Software RAID, and FakeRAID. Each containing their own limitations and advantages.
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What is RAID1? What is RAID0?

Written on April 11, 2017 By Support Team
RAID1 RAID1 is a “Mirrored set without parity” which provides 1:1 redundancy for a system’s data. It provides full redundancy from disk errors and failure of all but one of the drives. Contains an increased in read performance…
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Hot swap: The truth of what at it can and cannot do for your server

Written on March 29, 2017 By Support Team
Most people expect hot swap to work one way and find it functioning in a completely different way. For instance, yes, it is possible to hot swap a single driver. However, when that single drive contains the OS for the server it will not…
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WARNING: Dangers of Seagate Desktop Hard Drives in RAID

Written on March 27, 2017 By Support Team
There are two main differences between enterprise-level and desktop-level hard drives. One being that enterprise drives have error correction firmware that enables the drive to verify that the read/write cycles are correct. Secondly, enterprise…
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2U Mini Server - Xeon E5 - Up to 4 Fixed Bays

This system shines when it comes to expandability. The capabilities consist of 7 low-profile PCIe expansion slots and a 5.25" bay for optical media, hot-swaps, or a CRU bay. Combined with a powerful E5 Xeon, this system is perfect for…
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What is TLER?

Written on March 13, 2017 By Support Team
We get plenty of questions asking what RAID edition drives actually offer. Generally, the answer was firmer springs for vibrations in larger arrays and a longer warranty. One of the features of the RAID edition drives could be unlocked…
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Improvements in Software RAIDs

Written on March 7, 2017 By Support Team
Still deciding between software and hardware RAIDs? We covered some of the differences between RAID controllers in our article “What is the difference between hardware, software, and fakeraid?”. However, we noticed that people…
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