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Redundant Array of Independent Disks or RAID is in charge of putting multiple hard drives together to improve on what a single drive can do on its own.

In other words it is used to increase the performance and reliability of data storage.

Depending on how you configure a RAID, it can increase your computer’s speed while giving you a single “drive” that can hold as much as all of the drives combined. Or you can use a RAID to increase reliability, so that your computer will keep working after a hard drive crash. Some RAIDS allow you to do both.

There are different RAID levels, each optimized for a specific situation:

RAID 0 – striping

RAID 1 – mirroring

RAID 5 – striping with parity

RAID 6 – striping with double parity

RAID 10 – combining mirroring and striping (also known as RAID 1+0)

At Host4porn.com we offer you RAID 10 as default that’s why we will only focus on explaining why we used it. If you want to learn more about RAID different storage methods, called levels and numbered from 0 to 9, and why some of them are more useful than others you can visit this link. 

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RAID 10: This is a nested or hybrid RAID configuration. It provides security by mirroring all data on secondary drives while using striping across each set of drives to speed up data transfers.

In other words RAID 10 works by striping and mirroring your data across at least two disks. You can read more about it here. 

Why we used this type of RAID at Host4porn.com? Because If something goes wrong with one of the disks in a RAID 10 configuration, the rebuild time is very fast since all that is needed is copying all the data from the surviving mirror to a new drive. It’s fast because the data is striped across two or more disks, meaning chunks of data can be read and written to different disks simultaneously.

*Although, always remember to have a backup of all your information since RAID is no substitute for backups. We are not responsible for your loss of personal data in case of complete hardware failure, which is why we suggest keeping backups on your end as well.”

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