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Old 02-02-2007, 05:30 AM   #1
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RAID volume using DVD-RW devices


Hi!

does anyone tried to build a RAID volume using DVD's? theoreticaly, i do not see anything against such possibility, and it could be possbile to write on it in packet regime. i.e. - one mounts 4 DVD rewriters in packet writing regime and builds from it the RAID volume...
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:08 AM   #2
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Many years ago, we built a RAID volume using DLT tape-drives, for a project we were working on. It was a huge pain, far more trouble than it was worth, and if just one tape went bad, ANYTHING written to the others was unreadable.

FWIW, this was about 10 years ago, so hardware has advanced a good bit. If you can find a RAID controller that will let you do it, enjoy. I wouldn't, though...one scratch, and your whole set of DVD's is useless.
 
  


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