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.
post #11 of 16
7/22/11 at 9:15am