RAID 0 - Striped disk array

RAID 0 is the level of RAID that does not live up to its name because it does not add redundancy. In fact, when run by itself, it reduces the level of protection for the data.

When data is striped, it is spread across several disks with each block of data only being written in one place.
The advantage here is not in protection but in performance. If any of the disks in the stripe fail, the whole array becomes unusable. However, by spreading the data across more pieces of hardware, writes and reads can be completed more quickly, since the task can be performed by more independent readers and writers.

Due to its fault-tolerance this level of RAID is not used in mission critical environments.

See other RAID arrays below:

RAID 0 - Striped disk array
RAID 1 - Mirroring and duplexing
RAID 5 - Block interleaved distributed parity
RAID 6 - Independent data disks with double parity
RAID 10 - High reliability combined with high data performance

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