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Storage Networks: Chapter 5, RAID Levels and Logical Volumes

Storage Networks Get a glimpse inside Daniel J. Worden's book, "Storage Networks," with this excerpt from Chapter 5, "RAID Levels and Logical Volumes." Click here for the chapter download or to purchase the book.

Summary: Rather than being based on a specific vendor offering, Storage Networks will appeal to any systems administrator, architect or manager with large data resources to manage. This book stresses the application of the technology to non-traditional IT buyers such as video and music production studios and medical diagnostic imaging technicians.

In Chapter 5, you'll see the options that are available to a Storage Area Network for protecting and preserving data, as well as strategies for minimizing the performance penalty paid for that protection. The chapter will review RAID levels from the perspectives of how they work and where you would use them. Then moving beyond the management of physical disks, the chapter looks at the role of the file system, and some of the options that are available.

This chapter download from "Storage Networks" by Daniel J. Worden, originally appeared on, Copyright 2004.

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This was first published in May 2006

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