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Byte Striping: A technique for speeding up the retrieval of data stored on an ARRAY of hard disks. The data stream is divided up into, say, 4-byte portions, and the bytes from each such portion are written to four different drives: this effectively quadruples the data rate since the four drives can be written to or read from simultaneously. Byte striping is covered by the RAID4 and 5 specifications, and driver software to accomplish it is built into, for example, WINDOWS NT and WINDOWS 2000.



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Dinesh ThakurDinesh Thakur holds an B.SC (Computer Science), MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, CCNP, A+, SCJP certifications. Dinesh authors the hugely popular Computer Notes blog. Where he writes how-to guides around Computer fundamental , computer software, Computer programming, and web apps. For any type of query or something that you think is missing, please feel free to contact us.



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