RAID in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SSD drives that are used for saving any site content uploaded to the semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide operate in RAID-Z. This is a specific configuration where one or more drives are used for parity i.e. the system will add an additional bit to any data cloned on this kind of a disk drive. In case that a disk fails and is substituted with another one, what information will be copied on the latter will be a combination calculated between the data on the other hard disks and that on the parity one. This is done to guarantee that the information on the new drive shall be correct. During the process, the RAID will continue operating adequately and the malfunctioning drive will not have an impact on the proper operation of your sites in any respect. Working with SSDs in RAID-Z is a superb addition to the ZFS file system which runs on our top-notch cloud platform with regards to preserving the integrity of your files as ZFS uses specific digital identifiers known as checksums in order to avoid silent data corruption.