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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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9.5. Practical Implications

RAID presents an attractive solution for ensuring performance and high availability. Several RAID schemes have been designed to meet a variety of needs. For the Windows NT platform, software RAID solutions are available. In particular, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 ship with the Logical Disk Manager driver that implements software RAID solutions. Software RAID solutions can consume a measurable amount of CPU cycles because each I/O needs to be translated twice. The first translation is performed within the file system from a file-relative offset to a volume-relative offset. The next I/O is performed within a software RAID solution (assuming it is deployed for the I/O of interest), where the I/O is translated ...

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