RAID over File System (RAID-F)

Blog entries on RAID over File System (RAID-F)

March 2014

Hardware RAID disadvantages and the advantages of FlexRAID

By |March 6th, 2014|

Hardware RAID disadvantages
FlexRAID advantages
Conclusion

Hardware RAID disadvantages

Drawbacks of hardware RAID
Hardware RAID-6 constitutes a significant (and unnecessary) portion of investment to storage system.

Many hardware RAID controllers offer RAID-5 but not RAID-6. However RAID-5 is not suitable for storage systems due to its poor reliability.

Whenever required storage capacity is up to or exceed the combined capacity of 2 HDDs RAID6 is a solution to eliminate downtime in case of HDD failure. With redundancy enough to survive loss of one or two disks RAID6 […]

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October 2013

Table comparison of Transparent RAID vs RAID over File System

By |October 4th, 2013|

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RAID-F vs tRAID

Summary
As you can see, tRAID is not a replacement for RAID-F.
RAID-F makes some pretty compelling arguments.
Where tRAID wins over RAID-F is in that its real-time RAID feature is far more robust.
As stated above, please also read the detailed text comparison of Transparent RAID vs. RAID over File System.

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