RAID:    1. An Acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, a family of techniques for managing multiple disks to deliver desirable cost, data availability, and performance characteristics to host environments. 2. A Redundant Array of Independent Disks. 3. A phrase adopted from the 1988 SIGMOD paper: A Case for Redundant Array of Independent Disks.

See Also: DDF, Disk Data Format, RAID Level 1, RAID Level 2, RAID Level 3, RAID Level 4, RAID Level 5, RAID Level 6, RAID array