Tag Archives: RAID

Introduction to RAID for HPC Customers

There is a lot of material available on RAID, describing the technologies, the options, and the pitfalls.  However, there isn’t a great deal on RAID from an HPC perspective.  We’d like to provide an introduction to RAID, clear up a … Continue reading

Monitoring Hard Drive and RAID Health

By default, you won’t find out that one of your hard drives has failed until the data is gone. Even if you are using a software or hardware RAID, it will only continue to function if you replace failed drives. … Continue reading

Managing a Linux Software RAID with MDADM

There are several advantages to assembling hard drives into a RAID: performance, redundancy and capacity. Microway workstations and servers are most commonly outfitted with software RAID to prevent a single drive failure from destroying your operating system installation. In most … Continue reading