SOLVED: What are RAID 10 and RAID 50 in Simple Terms

To understand RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 10 and RAID 50 you need to have a basic understanding of RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 (get it… 5+0 = 50) which are easy to explain: RAID 0 is “stripping”: Take two or more disks and connect them like they are a single large disk.  If any of the disks fail, you loose everything on all the disks. RAID 1 is “mirroring”: Take two disks and…

What is RAID 10, 0, 1, 5 and 6?

This document is reprinted from “Intel:Build a Real Server” section of a Microsoft “How To Technology Fair” handout dated Aug 2000. Updated by Ian Matthews of Up & Running Technologies on August 28 2010 to include RAID 6. We also have a very simple explanation of SAN, NAS, DAS, iSCSI, FiberChannel updated in November 2016 Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. The term was coined in 1988…