<storage> Segmentation of logically sequential data, such as a single
file, so that segments can be written to multiple physical devices (usually disk
drives) in a round-robin fashion. This technique is useful if the processor is
capable of reading or writing data faster than a single disk can supply or
accept it. While data is being transferred from the first disk, the second disk
can locate the next segment.
Data striping is used in some modern databases, such as Sybase, and in certain
RAID devices under hardware control, such as IBM's RAMAC array subsystem
Data striping is different from, and may be used in conjunction with, mirroring.
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