A fault tolerance technology, whereby data is written simultaneously to two or more different disks. Parity information is distributed across the various disks so that if one disk drive fails, the lost data can be regenerated from the parity information.
You can use the Microsoft Windows NT administrative tool Disk Administrator to create, delete, and regenerate stripe sets with parity. Stripe sets with parity are often used to provide fault tolerance for application and data volumes in Windows NT.
In Microsoft Windows 2000, a stripe set with parity is known as a RAID-5 volume.