Data grows at an alarming rate and needs to be store somewhere, for those of you that do not already know RAID systems are a lot better with read/write speeds then normal drives and offer better protection (tolerance) when the drive fails.
In today's market this is very important as businesses are continually trying to find solutions to help them keep their data safe.
The increased fault tolerance of RAID drives can be a deciding factor on what to store their data on.
Fault tolerance refers to the drives ability to keep operating when a hardware fault occurs; this also applies to software failure.
But what happens when a RAID 5 drives encounters a critical failure? A lot of technicians and people with in your business will tell you that it is un-recoverable and the difference between a RAID system faulting and a standard system faulting is that the former can really cripple a company; this is because RAID systems are business critical.
So if you do encounter a critical fault and are told the data is not recoverable, this is not true! People need to be aware that RAID drives can be recovered and critical data can be retrieved, this is a different process that must be undertaken but it is possible, there are many companies that specialise in RAID recovery.