PRO EDU recently released a five-part video series on their YouTube Channel dedicated to RAID. RAID, for those of you new to the term, refers to a system of file storage that can write a copy of everything you save to a separate hard drive so that you have two copies of everything you save. The benefit here is that if your hard drive fails, you don't lose all of your data and you have an identical copy ready to roll. In this video series, Gary Martin of PRO EDU explains everything you need to know about RAID systems to get started on your first RAID setup.
The five-part series takes you through every topic you need to know. In this first video Martin discusses what RAID actually means, the basics of what it actually does, and how it is best applied for photographers and videographers alike. I recently came to understand the importance of hardware RAID versus software RAID which is also explained in this video.
In the next few videos Martin continues to explain the different types of RAID setups, namely RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5. The video above is the second installment in the series and is specific to the RAID 0 setup. RAID 0 is all about speed and performance. It does not supply to backup support commonly associated with RAID, but instead take advantage of the multi-drive setup for increased read and write speeds.
If you are interested in the remaining three videos in the series head over to the PRO EDU YouTube Channel.
The series continues with videos on RAID 1, RAID 5, and comparison of mobile drives to RAID drives.