Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Considerations in the Design of a RAID Prototype

Martin E. Schulze

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-88-448
August 1988

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/CSD-88-448.pdf

Disk drive arrays are receiving attention from computer researchers looking for higher performance mass storage. RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) appears to offer benefits over storage systems based on large format disks. This paper investigates disk drive and disk support hardware failures as factors in the data integrity of RAID. Through the use of redundancy in the disk array, support hardware failures can be eliminated as a major factor in the data integrity of RAID. This paper also presents some practical considerations in the design of a RAID prototype and discusses how such a prototype could be constructed at Berkeley in the near future. The prototype will most likely be based on 5.25 inch disk drives and the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) bus.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Schulze:CSD-88-448,
    Author = {Schulze, Martin E.},
    Title = {Considerations in the Design of a RAID Prototype},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1988},
    Month = {Aug},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/6039.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-88-448},
    Abstract = {Disk drive arrays are receiving attention from computer researchers looking for higher performance mass storage. RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) appears to offer benefits over storage systems based on large format disks. This paper investigates disk drive and disk support hardware failures as factors in the data integrity of RAID. Through the use of redundancy in the disk array, support hardware failures can be eliminated as a major factor in the data integrity of RAID. This paper also presents some practical considerations in the design of a RAID prototype and discusses how such a prototype could be constructed at Berkeley in the near future. The prototype will most likely be based on 5.25 inch disk drives and the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) bus.}
}

EndNote citation:

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