RAID 0 Server

Maximize performance with a RAID 0 server

When you need to maximize performance with a low-cost storage solution, a RAID 0 server is a highly viable solution. Ideal for tasks that require fast access to a large capacity of temporary disk storage – for example, video and audio post-production, multimedia imaging, CAD and data logging – a RAID 0 configuration offers 100% usable capacity with no cost disadvantages.

As a leading provider of cutting-edge server and storage solutions, Thinkmate offers a broad variety of RAID storage solutions – including technology for a RAID file server configured for Level 0 – that combine excellent reliability and performance with exceptional customer service and pricing that is on par with or better than competitors.

How RAID 0 servers work

RAID is an acronym for redundant array of independent disks. RAID is a storage solution that provides data center architects with a great deal of flexibility to provision solutions to solve performance, availability, redundancy, and capacity challenges. A RAID set features two or more disk drives that are combined through storage virtualization to form a single logical unit. Various RAID configurations can deliver faster performance or greater redundancy or higher fault tolerance. Some can deliver all three, but at a higher cost.

RAID arrays use several techniques for reading and writing data. A RAID 0 configuration, for example, uses striping to deliver a storage solution with maximum performance and low cost but little fault tolerance. A RAID 0 server configuration writes data in blocks across multiple drives. By enabling an individual file to read from multiple disks, a RAID 0 server provides access to the speed and capacity of all the disks. Because it provides no fault tolerance – a single disk failure would result in total data loss – RAID 0 servers are used primarily for jobs that need fast access to large amounts of temporary disk storage.

Other methods for storing data in a RAID array include:

  • Mirroring. A RAID 1 server maintains a duplicate set of data on separate disk drives, significantly improving data availability. A RAID 10 server combines the mirroring of a RAID 1 server with the striping of a RAID 0 server to balance redundancy and performance.
  • Parity. A RAID 5 server, for example, uses striping with a parity function that provides a checksum feature to validate data integrity, speeding the recovery of data in the event of disk failure. A RAID 6 server is similar to RAID 5 but uses a double parity for even greater redundancy.

RAID 0 servers from Thinkmate

Thinkmate has been providing businesses, government agencies and educational institutions with cutting-edge technology for more than 25 years. With a wide selection of server, storage and workstation solutions, our computer systems can be 100% customized to the needs of any data center environment.

We offer a number of storage solutions that can be used to create a RAID 0 server or other RAID configurations.

  • JBOD Storage expansion units provide dependable, high-capacity options for RAID or JBOD expansion. Thinkmate JBOD solutions are among the most economical method for expanding storage capacity.
  • Nearline storage provides reliable and predictable performance for enterprise-class nearline workloads such as RAID arrays, high-reliability cloud storage, high-performance computing, and high-availability external storage arrays.
  • NAS storage solutions deliver low-cost bulk storage that is capacity-optimized for moderate workloads and offers support for Areca's PCI based RAID adapters.

How to configure a Thinkmate RAID 0 server

When you're ready to build a RAID 0 server with Thinkmate, you'll find our world-class configurator will provide you with more customizable options than any other system builder on the web.

You can quickly narrow your storage choices by type of storage, platform, form factor, maximum RAM and type of drives, and then completely customize your RAID 0 server by selecting processors, memory, storage drives, network cards, software and more.

When you're satisfied with your build, you can purchase your machine or submit it for review by our expert solution architects who will check to make sure you've accurately configured your machine for the needs of your environment.

Thinkmate: the premier source for RAID technology

Customers choose Thinkmate technology because they know they can on:

  • Complete customization. We don't produce "standard" solutions – every Thinkmate machine is custom-built for the needs of a customer's environment.
  • Outstanding customer service. Every member of our company is focused on delivering the best possible service to ensure that our customers can find exactly what they need. When you contact us by phone, email or chat, you'll always be connected to a real human being, not a robot.
  • A 3-year warranty. Each Thinkmate machine comes with a standard 3-year warranty with advanced parts replacement at no cost.
  • Affordable pricing. Because we have the same relationships with direct suppliers as the big-name manufacturers, we can provide highly competitive pricing that meets or beats our competitors' offers.
  • Machines that are built in the USA. Every Thinkmate machine is configured in our state-of-the-art facilities in Norwood, Massachusetts.

FAQs: What is a RAID 0 server?

What is a RAID 0 server?

A RAID 0 server is a storage solution that uses data striping (storing blocks of data across multiple disk drives) to maximize performance by enabling reads or writes to occur simultaneously on every drive.

What are the pros and cons of a RAID 0 server?

A RAID 0 server offers a low-cost solution for increasing performance and is most often used in environments where fast access to large amounts of temporary disk storage is required. A RAID 0 configuration provides no fault tolerance – a disk failure will result in total data loss, meaning RAID 0 servers are best used in situations where data can be easily reloaded after a disk failure without impacting the business.

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