AFRAID? A Comprehensive RAID Primer written as a Murder Mystery!

A RAID system can boost your productivity, eliminate downtime and provide backup for your valuable data, even if you are one-man-one-computer shop.

This primer will explain how RAID works, and how it will work for you. It is written for the absolute novice who might have no clue about the intricacies of computer technology. The advanced user might not find this primer very enlightening, but I guarantee it’ll be entertaining! Why?

Because it is written in the form of a semi-fictional murder mystery!

You read that right. I’ve always hated textbooks. What’s the fun in a dry read anyway?

This primer is split into different chapters, with each chapter covering only enough material to chew on for one day.

You might have a few ‘how’ questions about RAID lined up:

  • How does it work?
  • How will it help?
  • How do I set it up?

The answers are here:


Chapter 1: Data, File, Code and Software
Chapter 2: CPU, RAM, Motherboard and OS
Chapter 3: Storage and Servers
Chapter 4: A Computer Network
Chapter 5: Data Flow
Chapter 6: What is RAID?
Chapter 7: Understanding RAID
Chapter 8: RAID 0 and RAID 1
Chapter 9: RAID 0+1 and RAID 10
Chapter 10: RAID 2, RAID 3 and RAID 4
Chapter 11: RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 50
Chapter 12: Theory vs Reality
Chapter 13: Recommended Hardware
Chapter 14: A Comparison of 10 Thunderbolt RAID Storage Solutions
Chapter 15: Which is the Best RAID level for Video Editing and Post Production? Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.

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