I am using RAID5 on my tower, pending my refresh in the next few months where I will do a RAID60 through software over 2 PERC6/i's (i am running out of space)
I'm too curious and can't refrain to ask you : what will be the setup used (linux software raid, etc...or via ICH ??) ? (Unless it's a secret )
WD Drives set up without TLER (I didn't learn about TLER until after I set the RAID up and put data on the drives)
That being said, I haven't ever had any issues with the RAID needing to be rebuilt that people were mentioning, or anything of the sort.
I have had many people on the board remind me that using RAID5 for the amount of data I have is asking for data loss, but things are working OK so far
*knocks on wood*
* optimist : "some are running it w/ desktop drives..."
* disgusted (=> "do all this headaches worth it if it'll end w/ desktop drives w/o TLER ?")
Thank you for your answer !