RAID gets all the attention nowadays, but there’s still a place for RAID’s less talented cousin, JBOD. Both are comprised of multiple physical drives, so what’s the difference? Relying on storage virtualization, RAID, or redundant array of inexpensive/independent disks, divides, replicates, and distributes data across the multiple drives. JBOD, an acronym for just a bunch of disks, is precisely that—just a bunch of disks. It has few of the merits of RAID, but there’s virtue in simplicity.
The individual disks of a JBOD array can each serve as a volume or they can be concatenated, or spanned, to form one single logical volume or LUN. Whereas RAID demands that all drives be of similar capacity, JBOD drives can be of various sizes.
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