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What is RAID storage? [Video]

by Bridget.Giacinto, on Apr 20, 2016 3:43:20 AM

Information means a lot to businesses, which is why data redundancy and backups are key to data loss prevention. Many companies have invested in a redundant array of independent disks, called RAID storage media in addition to backup software for this reason.

RAID is so effective because it offers a way for organizations to store the same data on multiple hard disks at once. Data redundancy can be used in conjunction with backups to minimize the chance of data loss. This can give you peace of mind that your information will always be accessible even if one of your disks fails.

RAID arrays specifically focus on speed and reliability, making them an optimal solution for fast recovery, however, they do not protect against failures like data corruption, viruses, malware, or accidental deletions, which is why backups of data are also critical. Connecting the disks together will provide this additional functionality and make a great business case for RAID storage when used to complement your backup and recovery needs for more complete data protection. For more information on using RAID and backup solutions, read our Practical Guide to RAID Storage or check out NovaStor today!

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