If you have been anywhere near the IT office at work or if you have looked into storing large volumes of data, you might have come across the term RAID. People who know band it about regularly and assume that every one else knows exactly what they are going on about.
You might even have joined in, attempting to cover up your lack of knowledge or not wanting to appear out of the loop. But now is the time to step up and know what all those people have been banging on about.
RAID first hit the mainstream conscience of the IT world back in the late 1980’s. It was proposed as a cheaper way of storing data. The idea was pretty simple, to put a lot of cheap disks together instead of having to buy one very expensive large disk.
Most of us work relentlessly to try and earn enough money to have a good life and have the ability to do nothing later in life. Stepping down from the treadmill of life, after all you knew how to do is being busy with kids, work, home, friends and not having that free time to yourself, is daunting to some of us and could after a while become boring.
At the very core, this is a pretty simple question. If any of your files on your computer, suddenly and without warning, were just not there, what would you have to pay to get them back? If, someone was going to run through the thousands of lines of coding to try and find your files, how much are they going to charge to get your data back?
People are increasingly storing more and more of their lives on hard drives, SD cards, mobile phones and tablets. Whether it’s family photos, financial and bank details or identification scans, most of our drives contain data that we don’t want to get out there. If you’re getting a new hard drive, it can be tempting to delete everything on the old one, and then sell it. But unless you securely erase it, your files may still be accessible, meaning an old drive can be a goldmine for cyber criminals. Simply performing a standard format will not do. So how do you ensure nobody can access your hard drive’s data?