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Two Papers on RAIDs

Authors:
Chen, Peter
Gibson, Garth
Katz, Randy H.
Patterson, David A.
Schulze, Martin
Technical Report Identifier: CSD-88-479
December 1988
CSD-88-479.pdf

Abstract: A RAID is a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disk, a new way to organize small format disk devices to drastically increase I/O bandwidth.

In this technical report, we describe the RAID concept, the basic RAID levels, a more detailed analysis of RAID performance on reliability, and our initial prototyping plans.