Tabulate the RAID Level considerations based on - Reliability, Storage Efficiency, Random Read, Random Write, Sequential Read, Sequential Write and Cost etc. http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/raid/levels/comp.htm
callout any specific workloads or deployment you do on specific RAID Levels
RAID Level 1
Recommended Uses: Applications requiring high fault tolerance at a low cost, without heavy emphasis on large amounts of storage capacity or top performance. Especially useful in situations where the perception is that having a duplicated set of data is more secure than using parity. For this reason, RAID 1 is popular for accounting and other financial data. It is also commonly used for small database systems, enterprise servers, and for individual users requiring fault tolerance with a minimum of hassle and cost (since redundancy using parity generally requires more expensive hardware.)
RAID Level 2
Recommended Uses: Not used in modern systems.
RAID Level 3
Recommended Uses: Applications working with large files that require high transfer performance with redundancy, especially serving or editing large files: multimedia, publishing and so on. RAID 3 is often used for the same sorts of applications that would typically see the use of RAID 0, where the lack of fault tolerance of RAID 0 makes it unacceptable
RAID Level 4
Recommended Uses: Jack of all trades and master of none, RAID 4 is not as commonly used as RAID 3 and RAID 5, because it is in some ways a "compromise" between them that doesn't have a target market as well defined as either of those two levels. It is sometimes used by applications commonly seen using RAID 3 or RAID 5, running the gamut from databases and enterprise planning systems to serving large multimedia files.
RAID Level 5
Recommended Uses: RAID 5 is seen by many as the ideal combination of good performance, good fault tolerance and high capacity and storage efficiency. It is best suited for transaction processing and is often used for "general purpose" service, as well as for relational database applications, enterprise resource planning and other business systems. For write-intensive applications, RAID 1 or RAID 1+0 are probably better choices (albeit higher in terms of hardware cost), as the performance of RAID 5 will begin to substantially decrease in a write-heavy environment.
RAID Level 6
Recommended Uses: In theory, RAID 6 is ideally suited to the same sorts of applications as RAID 5, but in situations where additional fault tolerance is required. In practice, RAID 6 has never really caught on because few companies are willing to pay for the extra cost to insure against a relatively rare event--it's unusual for two drives to fail simultaneously (unless something happens that takes out the entire array, in which case RAID 6 won't help anyway). On the lower end of the RAID 5 market, the rise of hot swapping and automatic rebuild features for RAID 5 have made RAID 6 even less desirable, since with these advanced features a RAID 5 array can recover from a single drive failure in a matter of hours (where without them, RAID 5 would require downtime for rebuilding, giving RAID 6 a substantial advantage.) On the higher end of the RAID 5 market, RAID 6 usually loses out to multiple RAID solutions such as RAID 10 that provide some degree of multiple-drive fault tolerance while offering improved performance as well.
RAID Level 7
Recommended Uses: Specialized high-end applications requiring absolutely top performance and willing to live with the limitations of a proprietary, expensive solution. For most users, a multiple RAID level solution like RAID 1+0 will probably yield comparable performance improvements over single RAID levels, at lower cost.
RAID Levels 0+1 (01) and 1+0 (10)
Recommended Uses: Applications requiring both high performance and reliability and willing to sacrifice capacity to get them. This includes enterprise servers, moderate-sized database systems and the like at the high end, but also individuals using larger IDE/ATA hard disks on the low end. Often used in place of RAID 1 or RAID 5 by those requiring higher performance; may be used instead of RAID 1 for applications requiring more capacity.
RAID Levels 0+3 (03 or 53) and 3+0 (30)
Recommended Uses: Not as widely used as many other RAID levels. Applications include data that requires the speed of RAID 0 with fault tolerance and high capacity, such as critical multimedia data and large database or file servers. Sometimes used instead of RAID 3 to increase capacity as well as performance.
RAID Levels 0+5 (05) and 5+0 (50)
Recommended Uses: Applications that require high fault tolerance, capacity and random positioning performance. Not as widely used as many other RAID levels. Sometimes used instead of RAID 5 to increase capacity. Sometimes used for large databases
RAID Levels 1+5 (15) and 5+1 (51)
Recommended Uses: Critical applications requiring very high fault tolerance. In my opinion, if you get to the point of needing this much fault tolerance this badly, you should be looking beyond RAID to remote mirroring, clustering or other redundant server setups; RAID 10 provides most of the benefits with better performance and lower cost. Not widely implemented.