Re: Two Words
RAID stands for Redundant Aray of Indipendant Disks.
You can use 2 identical hard-drives to increase performance nearly two fold. the computer writes alternate peices of data to each hard-drive. so you are taking advantage of both drives at once.
the most common way of using raid is a raid-0 setup. it works as explained above and is also called striping.
as far as i know ping is a method used on the internet to test if a computer is there at a certtain IP address. it works like a submarine ping. you send out a bang (a package of info in this case) and listen for a response. anyways im not entirley sure about the ping thing but raid is as described above.
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