What is dedicated disk storage, and what are the advantages?

Our normal virtual drives are allocated from RAID1 disk pairs shared between customers. This means that when one customer is heavily accessing their disks, your accesses may be slower if they happen to be on the same disk pair. If you need uncontended access to your virtual drives, we can allocate a RAID1 disk pair specifically for your use, with no other customer drives on it. This means that performance on your drives cannot be degraded by the activity of other ElasticHosts users.