Posted by: Anonymous
on June 14, 2008 05:59 AM
Sigh! Who in the audience for an article like this cares about the precise technical differences between RAID-1 (mirrored disks) versus Chiron as a particular implementation of it via filesystems?
It is a well written article in my view. Ben Martin seems to have written in a style about as technically accurate as needed for the subject.
To change subject slightly, it would be very good if somebody who has kept up on RAID matters could come up with better names or mnemonics or something for RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-5, so I as an occasional technical user don't have to go look up the definition of each common variant every time. And an alternative to "RAID" itself -- suggest buying a "RAID" to anyone holding money, & their eyes go funny and they start looking for exit doorways. It is evident from experience (and from the Wikipedia article on RAID for that matter) that the key ones as RAID-0, RAID-1, and RAID-5. How about something like "Parity Striped Disks" for RAID-5 and RAID-6 both, and then "Parity Striped Disks 3/1" or "Parity Striped Disks 6/2" even makes it immediately evident how many disks in total and how many can go bad without loss of data. Any takers?