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What Does RAID 7 Mean?

RAID 7 is a type of RAID level that includes a real-time embedded operating system and processor for enhanced data read/write or I/O operations and data caching capabilities.

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It is a propriety RAID level owned by Storage Computer Corporation.

Techopedia Explains RAID 7

RAID 7 primarily incorporates features from RAID level 3 and 4. RAID 7 has integrated cache and a purpose-built processor for managing the array that helps in achieving faster data read/write operations. It also has lesser dependency on parity disks due to the addition of controller hardware (cache and processor). Being a propriety technology, it requires a specialized controller to read/write data. RAID 7 provides triple parity.

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