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RAID stands for redundant array of independent disks. RAID contains the word array, and the two terms are often used interchangably. An array is a combination of two or more physical disks that are presented to the operating system as a single device.
Disks are combined into different RAID configurations known as RAID levels. The RAID level you choose depends on which storage attributes are most important to you:
|Capacity||The total amount of data you can store.|
|Performance||The speed at which data is copied.|
|Protection||The number of disks that can fail before data is lost.|
Your LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle can be configured as RAID 0 or RAID 1. Each RAID level has its own advantages:
|RAID level||Capacity||Protection||Speed||Factory default|
You can manage RAID levels and formatting using LaCie RAID Manager, a comprehensive tool for all of your RAID-compatible devices.