RAID 0 or (striping) is meant for performance and not redundancy.RAID 0 works by splitting the workload between 2 or more hard drives into stripes. It reads and writes to each drive simultaneously resulting in much faster performance and access times.
That being said, if only one drive in the RAID 0 array fails then the entire array fails. Any failed drive must then be repaired and the RAID rebuilt manually in order to recover the data. It’s common that we receive RAID 0 arrays in for recovery when a RAID array was setup incorrectly for a small business that thought they were using a RAID 1 (mirror) instead. These RAID configurations are also very common in NAS units like the Western Digital MyBook.
If you’re located in the Philadelphia area call us to schedule an appointment to bring in your RAID 0 drives for recovery or visit the shipping page for instructions on shipping the drives to us.
RAID 0 is appropriate for…