Virtualized arrays and advances in RAID technology have benefited corporate customers with faster, more secure RAID storage solutions. But it's not so easy to judge a RAID array by it's number anymore. Other factors, beyond the designation of RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, etc., have dramatic impacts on a RAID servers speed.
The data in modern RAID drives is spread across many more drives, and some of it is stored virtually using extremely advanced storage virtualization technology.
If you're looking to upgrade to a RAID array, or upgrade your existing RAID server, the arrangement of the disk drives will have a small effect on performance. But here are a few additional factors you should consider to assess the speed and performance of a new array:
- Power of the CPU in the array
- Capacity of the array's cache
- Capacity of the disks in the array
- Reviews from other users with storage needs similar to yours regarding real-world performance of the RAID drive
RAID Data Recovery is Complex
If just selecting a new RAID server for purchase is this complicated, imagine the confusion you might face trying to repair an array if something goes wrong. If you face RAID system failure, don't try to repair or re-initialize the array yourself. You could lose your data permanently and damage your expensive new system.
Call professional data recovery experts with the tools and knowledge necessary to perform all levels of RAID data recovery. At 24 Hour Data, our experts study the latest RAID technology and RAID recovery processes so you don't have to.
Whether you have an older RAID array or a newer system that employs storage virtualization and the latest technology, we have the techniques and tools to get your data back and repair your system, fast.