A couple of things have got me thinking about the reliability of hard drives. The eldest boy asked me about RAID levels and what extra reliability they bring. I sold an old 500gig SATA drive from my media center to a guy on eBay and he’s quibbling because he’s found three bad sectors Although RAID [...]
Most hard-disk based storage used for professional video editing these days will use some form of RAID. What is a RAID? Well, the acronym itself stands for "Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks". As to how it works, what follows is a brief explanation of RAID levels and how you calculate what sort of usable disk space you'll get out of any given array.