RAID LEVEL 0: Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance
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RAID LEVEL 0: Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance
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Click on the diagram to see Raid 0 in action

RAID Level 0 requires a minimum of 2 drives to implement

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Characteristics and Advantages

  • RAID 0 implements a striped disk array, the data is broken down into blocks and each block is written to a separate disk drive
  • I/O performance is greatly improved by spreading the I/O load across many channels and drives
  • Best performance is achieved when data is striped across multiple controllers with only one drive per controller
  • No parity calculation overhead is involved
  • Very simple design
  • Easy to implement

Disadvantages

  • Not a "True" RAID because it is NOT fault-tolerant
  • The failure of just one drive will result in all data in an array being lost
  • Should never be used in mission critical environments

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