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I'm curious to see which configuration would offer certain advantages over the other since I'm planning on getting 8 hard drives (yes, you heard me. 8 hard drives) and want to put them in a RAID 10 array. I'm wondering if there's any differences in performance or fault tolerance between the two setups.
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You're gonna need to give us some more information as to how you intend to use the drives - what will go on each array etc.

And why are you doing this? There are very few reasons to go with such a setup over other drive configurations that will provide higher performance for similar or lower cost.
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Oh...RAID 10 just seemed very attractive as it offers some of the fault tolerance of RAID 1 and some of the performance of RAID 0. What would you say?

For now, I'm just planning on putting everything but the OS onto the hard drives. OS will be on a SSD. Things like pictures, websites, photoshops, etc. are all going to be on the hard drives.
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forget the 8 hard drives then. Either add another SSD for applications or go with a 4-drive RAID10 with 1TB F3s if you really need lots of space. Then get a RAID1 of 2TB F4EGs or similar for data.

If you have more storage needs then build a NAS and go RAID6.
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Okay. Thanks. +Rep for making my wallet heavier that it was planned to be.
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8-drive RAID-6 would be pretty awesome, actually... but you'd need to run it from a dedicated card, like a Perc 6/i.

$400 worth of F3's, but all your data will be pretty quick to be accessed.

But if you're doing heavy app work or gaming, a larger SSD might be better.
     
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post #7 of 7
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8-drive RAID-6 would be pretty awesome, actually... but you'd need to run it from a dedicated card, like a Perc 6/i.

$400 worth of F3's, but all your data will be pretty quick to be accessed.

But if you're doing heavy app work or gaming, a larger SSD might be better.
I have an 8-drive RAID6 on a PERC 6/i:



It's only a storage drive though, and it sits in my server not my workstation. Wouldn't go that way now though with higher capacity drives etc - a RAID1 or RAID10 with 2/4 drives would be my preference, with the rest of the data stored on a separate NAS.
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