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Old 12-08-2006, 01:13 AM   #1
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HW raid5 or raid1, & how many drives?

I have an old dell poweredge 2550 with 5 drives. My main goal is fault tolerance, I don't want to loose my data if a drive fails. This is a home machine, it does not need to run 24/7.
what would be a good drive configuration?

raid5: 5 drives
raid5: 4 drives, 1 hot spare
raid1: 2 raid1 containers, remaining drive?
Old 12-08-2006, 05:33 AM   #2
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raid5: 4 drives, 1 hot spare

Thats my vote
Old 12-18-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Option 2 gets my vote


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