How to set up RAID 1 for Windows and Linux

Upgrade your data resiliency with RAID 1

The sound of a dying hard drive can be terrifying. It means a headache, downtime, and replacement costs in the best case. In the worst case, it means sending the drive to a data rescue lab. Using a redundant array of independent disks with mirroring (RAID 1), you can make a drive failure less of a nightmare.

RAID 1 is one of several RAID “levels,” and is the polar opposite of it’s speedier cousin, RAID 0 . Where RAID 0 stripes data across drives to attain higher read and write performance, RAID 1 writes the same data across all the drives in the array. Using RAID 1, the chances of losing data to a drive failure is one divided by the number of drives in the array. In comparison, those chances are multiplied in RAID 0.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *