On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Joseph S <jks(at)selectacast(dot)net> wrote:
> Goboxe wrote:
>> I just receive a new server with 5 x 73GB SAS harddisk.
>> I tried to maximize the total usable space when configure using RAID
>> What I plan to do to configure all the 5 harddisks using RAID 5.
>> Windows operating system also will be installed the same RAID 5 ( I
>> going to have c: & d: drives)
>> Is there any pro & cons when I using the above config?
> Raid 5 is slow. I thought the dedicated hardware I had would do the
> checksums so fast and that raid 5 would be faster than raid 10 (since io is
> spread over more disks) but it turned out not to be the case. I'd used raid
> 10 if I were you.
Setup a 4 disk RAID10 with a hot spare.
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