RAID 0 offers no redundancy and, strictly speaking, cannot be counted among the Redundant Arrays of Indenpendet Disks (RAID). A RAID 0 impresses with higher-performance transfer and access rates, since all data can be split up into fragments and written in strips (striping) as well as in parallel across several involved data carriers (hard disks) and can also be accessed in this way. The regular size of the data blocks used in RAID 0 (stripe size) is usually 64 kB. The big disadvantage of RAID 0 is the lack of redundancy. For this reason, use is only recommended for processes in which a hard disk failure or data loss would be irrelevant.