Internal RAID

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I have no idea what Internal RAID is... I was configuring a laptop and it had the option if I wanted Internal RAID or not...

I don't even know what RAID is... just the hard drive? I think it has something to do with the hard drive but I'm not so sure.
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In the Apple it is an external hard drive.
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Does your laptop have more than one internal hard drive, Bogey?

If I remember/have this correctly, RAID is a scheme for treating multiple hard drives as if they were as single unit, to increase storage and performance.

There's a few different ways to set it up - called Levels - that adjust how it works. For example, in RAID 0 nothing is duplicated between drives, so it's like having one huge drive (this has quite some potential to fail and crash everything, esp. if you're running a ton of drives), while in RAID 6 (the highest level), a large amount of data is made redundant across drives, so you still get SOME extra space, but your rate of failure/crashing is much lower (I think in raid 6 two drives can crash completely and your system can still run - depending on the number of drives in it).

I don't remember exactly what makes RAID work better than simply having multiple separate drives, but as I understand it it's mostly a performance thing (RAID should have better performance).
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Oh ok... that makes sense...

That makes me feel scared of RAID (except for RAID 6)...

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