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post #11 of 16
I'd really not recommend 5EE. In my opinion if you have an extra disk in your array you might as well use it (RAID6) rather than swallow it into an array but not use it (R5EE). 5EE leaves you vulnerable to drive failure for a long time while your drives are hammering away rebuilding in case of a single drive failure, R6 will lose a lot of performance but can still survive a second failure.
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If you have two drive failures in the half day or so it takes to rebuild, God has it out for you, and you should just accept your fate.
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If you have two drive failures in the half day or so it takes to rebuild, God has it out for you, and you should just accept your fate.
half day? Try 2-3 days of constant heavy drive activity...
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I dunno... I would think if you had a drive failure you would back off on the array. I don't make a habbit of pounding a degraded array personally. That just seems like a poor plan for success.
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It's the rebuild that does the pounding - it automatically converts from degraded 5EE to 5. And that's pretty intensive.
post #16 of 16
Why such a expensive controller, see if you can pick up a Dell PERC 6i for cheap somewhere. It will do more then you need plus it supports Raid6.
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