RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Drives) configurations typically range from RAID 0 to RAID 10.
While no level can offer a complete solution to fault tolerance, RAID 10 comes closest to it.
RAID 10 is also known as hybrid RAID and it combines mirroring and striping techniques.
- Has high I/O rates
- RAID 10 array can sustain multiple simultaneous drive failures
- Provides a performance boost
- Very expensive and has a high overhead
- Lowered sustained performance – as all drives must move in parallel to proper track
- Very limited scalability at a very high inherent cost