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Hardware vs Software RAID: Things Have Changed

By ·Categories: Tech Explained·Published On: February 5th, 2015·0.7 min read·

With the sheer volume of digital data being generated and stored every day, RAID implementation is a popular topic among both hardware manufacturers and IT integrators who are dedicated to ensuring the integrity of business-critical information.

We’ve touched on RAID before (which stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks), answering the question – Do you always need a RAID card to set up a RAID array? On a broader scale, the question of hardware RAID versus software RAID is one we think merits a bit more exploration.

Our new white paper contrasts and compares the cost, performance and ease of recovery of hardware and software RAID options. The conclusion? A great deal has changed in the world of RAID in the last decade, and there’s plenty to consider before settling on a particular RAID implementation.

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About the Author: Darek Fanton

Darek is the Communications Manager at OnLogic. His passion for both journalism and technology has led him from the newsrooms of local papers to the manufacturing floor of IBM. His background in news gathering has him always on the lookout for the latest in emerging tech and the best ways to share that information with readers. In addition to his affinity for words, Darek is a music lover, juggler and huge fan of terrible jokes.

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