Understanding RAID for Data Storage and Backups

Following my recent story on the Mac Security Blog, in which I discussed 4 Types of Backup Hard Drives for Mac, several readers have asked about RAID storage. This is a type of storage that offers a number of advantages, including faster speed, better data security, or a combination of both. But you may be wondering a few things, such as what the heck is RAID? Is it a backup in and of itself? And should you use RAID for data storage and backups? These are all good questions that I’ll clear up, making the complex easier to understand, so you can decide if RAID is right for you.

This article covers how RAID storage works, and also I’ll discuss whether you should use RAID devices for your data and for your backups. So let’s get started!

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.