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Stripped & spanned Volume ??

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How is Stripped Volume Different from Spanned volume ??

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by NickW_uk In reply to Stripped & spanned Volume ...

A spanned volume is made up of 2 or more volumes(up to 32) which can be on multiple disks. The data is written sequentially and so fills up one disk and then goes onto the next.
A stripped volume again consists of multiple volumes but the data is written in stripes across all the volumes. A stripe set must be on at least 2 physical disks. This should give faster access speeds as the system can make use of multiple I/O operations.
In both cases if one disk is lost then all the data on the volume is gone!

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Stripped & spanned Volume ...

Hi,

Both striped disks and spanned volumes are made up of multiple disks.

Example for two disks :

A striped disk's data is evenly distributed across the two disks. When a file is written to the "disk", half is written to one disk and half is written to the other.

Creating a spanned volume on the other hand is like making your disk bigger. You're using a second disk to tack on extra storage onto the first.

When you write to a spanned volume, you write to one disk but when it fillsup, the data spills over to the next disk.

Hope that helps,
Cheers,
Tim.

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