When you want the performance, resiliency and lower costs of a RAID storage solution, it pays to turn to a RAID storage provider with proven development experience and hardware that has been tested through years of use in demanding environments. That's why, when selecting RAID storage server technology, more companies today turn to products from Thinkmate.
Adding a RAID file server to your storage configuration is one of the most cost-effective ways to maintain both data protection and access. RAID (which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks or Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a storage system that physically links together two or more disks to create a single, logical large-capacity storage system that can deliver superior performance, increased resiliency and lower costs.
RAID storage features a number of configurations that use striping, mirroring, and parity storage methods to achieve different levels of performance, data protection, data availability, and cost-effectiveness.
Typically, the choice with these configurations for RAID storage comes down to a trade-off between lower costs and higher availability/performance. Striping splits data into blocks and writes them across RAID devices to improve performance. Mirroring stores identical copies of data on RAID storage devices to improve fault tolerance and performance. Parity uses striping and checksum methods that allow missing blocks to be recalculated from a checksum to provide fault tolerance for RAID storage hardware.
With more than 24 years of SCSI development experience, only Thinkmate provides the most robust RAID storage data protection available today. Our solutions are based on a hardened RAID code that has been tested over years of use in demanding environments and is resold by many of the top tier manufacturers of computing hardware.
Thinkmate provides a wide range of RAID controllers and RAID storage devices that can be custom-configured to meet your exact data protection needs.
To choose the RAID level that's right for you, begin by considering the advantages and disadvantages of these RAID storage configurations:
Thinkmate has been providing clients with custom-configured RAID storage solutions for 25+ years. With in-depth engineering competencies, dedicated account managers, and global support for our validated, pre-engineered solutions, we deliver the power and performance our customers need for their most critical and demanding professional applications.
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RAID, an acronym for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a data storage solution that stores data on multiple discs and improves performance by allowing input/output (I/O) operations to overlap in a balanced way.
By storing data redundantly on multiple disks, RAID storage increases the mean time between failures to increase fault tolerance. RAID storage can also improve overall performance and increase storage capacity in a system.