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RAID 5 was great, until high-capacity HDDs came into play, but SSDs restored its former glory.

Technology often becomes obsolete these days, but sometimes a single change in it revives the principle and makes it relevant again. As HDD capacity grew, some parameters, such as seek speed, had mechanical limits and couldn't follow. This created a few issues, which almost rendered RAID 5 useless.

Introduction

IT technology storms forward like a jetfighter, growing performance, frequency and capacity in a geometric progression. Just 15 years ago, Megabytes sounded impressive and today we look at Terabytes as if they were always there. Such speedy development brings opportunities by the dozen every month into personal computing as well as businesses. The latter rely on extensive IT infrastructures more and more these days, as the data grows at a similar pace. This growth initiates further demand on IT development, which in its turn, expands data even more.

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Read the rest of this article to find out about the problem and the solution. 

Published Friday, October 09, 2015 6:04 PM by David Marshall
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