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Re: [K12OSN] New Building's LTSP Server



On 04/19/2011 12:05 PM, Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
>> Also, like I said avoid RAID5 even if you have a real hardware
>> controller.  The loss of performance and reliability is just not worth
>> the savings given how large and cheap modern SATA drives are.
> 
> I am actually a fan of RAID 5 for a lot of situations, as I find it
> certainly fast enough for my purposes, plenty reliable, and very
> efficient with storage.  But a RAID 1 or even "RAID 10" setup, depending
> on the specific situation, would also work well.

I used to run RAID5 also but after I had a number of RE2 disk failures
(thankfully never two before the array was rebuilt) and noticed some of
the related performance problems I went to RAID1.  Have a look here for
some arguments:

http://www.miracleas.com/BAARF/RAID5_versus_RAID10.txt

Jeff


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