Technology / Computers / Redundant: Array of Inexpensive (or Interconnected) Disks. A performance enhancing method of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks. Unnecessary redundancy can cause problems if one copy of the data is updated and another copy of the data is not. All redundant data can’t be eliminated in most databases because primary keys in one table are repeated in other tables as foreign keys to create links between tables. This type of redundancy is called controlled redundancy.

Other Words for Redundant

Redundant Verb Synonyms: superfluous, unnecessary, surplus, inessential or unessential, non-essential, unneeded, unwanted, de trop, in excess, excessive

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)

Technology / Computers / Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID): A category of disk drives that employ two or more drives in combination for fault tolerance and performance. RAID disk drives are used frequently on servers but aren't generally necessary for personal MORE


Life Style / Poetry / Tautology: A statement redundant in itself, such as 'the stars, o astral bodies!' MORE


Life Style / Poetry / Hypermetric: A verse with one or more syllables than the metre calls for, a line with metrically redundant syllables. MORE