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On Mon, 05 Apr 2004 18:41:47 -0700
"Julio Cazares" <cazares@...> wrote:
> Raid also does not offer a better offering because it multiplies the
> probability of failure 2 times.
I disagree with this point, in this case RAID *assumes* a drive will
die, and prepaires for it, so no information is lost, and the drive can
be replaced with minimum effort. RAID isn't there to prevent drive
failure, just to handle it better when it occures. A more apt anaology
with the car tyres would be a large lorry, where critical tires are
doubled up, so that if one blow's out you don't loose control.
Though RAID has and always will work best as a "RAD" or "RAED".