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    Re: Raid guide for beginners

    hp server drives would work you would just need the appropriate converters
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    Re: Raid guide for beginners

    just posting a update.

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    http://www.scribd.com/doc/4605303/Th...-for-beginners
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    Re: Raid guide for beginners

    That looks like a pretty nice guide there.

    Id love to give setting up RAID a go but at the moment I just don't have the time or patience
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    Re: Raid guide for beginners

    Its good - couple of typos to be removed. You haven't mentioned RAID 6. I think ythe biggest drawback of RAID 1 isn't that the chance of dual drive failure is still quite high (it is no higher than that of single drive failure, and having two drives - from different batches - is lower than single drive failure) is that of "false sense of security" and of course all hardware RAIOD controllers still have a single point of failure - the controller. This is negated if one or more elements of the array is iSCSI - although that is not something that would really apply in a home environment.

    I'm not sure about the therotical speeds in RAID 0 - I have a feeling that write performance can be worse.

    There are other softwarte RAID implementations - such as mdadm.

    Finally it might be worth emphasising that RAID is really about resiliance and uptime, and is not a substitute for a backup regime! (Puts hobby horse away )

    But great concise guide! (and I am aware that it is much easier to criticise - I hope constructively - someone elses work than to write your own!)
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    Re: Raid guide for beginners

    awsome! thanks for posting this. Been thinking about playing around wiht RAID and this is gonna help

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