RAID writes faster than it reads. Explain?

overfocused

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Sooo... what would cause this, and is there possibly a lot of read speed being held back?

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zonemods

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Level 0:

Level 0 is a 'striped' disk array without fault tolerance. It provides data striping (spreading out blocks of each file across multiple disk drives) but no redundancy. This improves performance but does not deliver fault tolerance. If one drive fails then all data in the array is lost.



Level 1:

Level 1 does 'mirroring' and 'duplexing'. It provides disk mirroring. Level 1 provides twice the read transaction rate of single disks and the same write transaction rate as single disks.

Level 4:

Level 4 is 'dedicated parity drive'. It is a commonly used implementation of RAID. Level 4 provides block-level striping (like Level 0) with a parity disk. If a data disk fails, the parity data is used to create a replacement disk. A disadvantage to Level 4 is that the parity disk can create write bottlenecks.

This are the ones that would show something similar to this.