Ask the Expert

Which RAID to use with Oracle 9i on Windows 2000 Server

I'm going to install Oracle 9i over a Windows 2000 Server. What kind of RAID should I use? I have heard that RAID-5 is not a good choice. So, which RAID should I configure on the server?

    Requires Free Membership to View

Juan Loaiza from Oracle has written a paper on this topic and their recommended storage architecture is Stripe And Mirror Everything (SAME). Find the paper at:

SAME translates into RAID 0+1. Additionally, several folks from the Oak Table Network have assembled a site on the negatives of RAID 5. It is somewhat subjective and a bit entertaining, but is mostly right in my opinion. There are also many links to other papers and articles regarding RAID 5. Check it out at

This was first published in October 2004

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: