Definitions for "RAID 1"
In the case of RAID 1 (Mirroring), the same data is written in parallel onto two hard disks. RAID 1 thus increases data safety, and in the case of one hard disk crashing you can simply switch to the second one and continue working.
(data mirroring) - data is duplicated on two drives either through software or hardware. Provides faster read performance than a single drive and good fault tolerance.
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks – mirrored array. Independent data paths allow for complete disk duplication or data mirroring in this architecture. This level introduces redundancy in the sense that there are two copies of all data; this complete duplication also doubles the cost per megabyte. The speed of transfers is faster than a single drive because of the overlapping of reads and parallel writes. Access time can also be improved through accessing either copy of the data. Additional costs also derive from custom controllers and/or operating system changes. See also RAID.