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Software RAID

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) is a technology to combine multiple disks in order to improve their reliability and/or performance. There is hardware RAID, implemented by the controller on your motherboard or specific extension cards, and there is software RAID, implemented by the kernel.


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Software RAID

There is at least 3 ways of doing software RAID:

  1. mdadm
  2. LVM
  3. file systems RAID (e.g. Btrfs, ZFS etc)

Hardware RAID

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