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Unformatted text preview: another hard drive. So whatever is written on one hard drive is mirrored onto another. So if one drive fails you will have an exact copy of it. RAID-5 is striped across three or more drives and uses parity checking, so that is one drive fails, the other drives can recreate the data stored on the failed drive. This level increases performance, volume capacity and provides fault tolerance. RAID can be created different ways. One is if it is your motherboard supports RAID then you just install the software and follow the steps. The other method is purchasing a RAID controller card. The other way is based on what version of Windows you are using and you can change your hard drives from basic disks to dynamic disks. 1 1 All information was taken from the "Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC" Fifth Edition...
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