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Old 05-11-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Question Good Idea 6 Drive RAID 5?

Do you think it would be a good idea to run 6 of these drives in RAID-5?

~3492.31GB of usable space with 1 drive failure protection.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Good Idea 6 Drive RAID 5?

depends on how much storage you need mate, i run 4 drives on RAID5, you could go for RAID 6 and have 2 drives for redundancy, guess you need to weigh things up, storage over how much you need the files.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:52 PM   #3
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I was mostly concered with using poorly rated drives and if the RAID would make up for the risk.
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Default Re: Good Idea 6 Drive RAID 5?

never used hitachi drives mate, i personally use samsung drives, good price and never had a failure yet (currently running 11 of them)

the RAID should make up for the failure, but if your concerned then use RAID 6
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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These drives are only $29.99 each.
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