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RAID 5 Questions...

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Hi everyone,

Here are the questions I have regarding RAID 5 and I'm hoping somebody out there can kindly help.

 

1) Do all of the drives in the RAID have to be identical? (make, model, etc) or can they simply be the same size and I don't have to worry about part #'s

 

2) How do I rebuild a RAID 5 if one of my drives were to fail? I will not boot from this RAID volume.

 

3) Do you rely simply on your RAID 5 or do you also backup your data externaly?

 

Thanks much

Skenz

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Hi everyone,

Here are the questions I have regarding RAID 5 and I'm hoping somebody out there can kindly help.

 

1) Do all of the drives in the RAID have to be identical? (make, model, etc) or can they simply be the same size and I don't have to worry about part #'s

 

2) How do I rebuild a RAID 5 if one of my drives were to fail? I will not boot from this RAID volume.

 

3) Do you rely simply on your RAID 5 or do you also backup your data externaly?

 

Thanks much

Skenz

Software RAID 5 truly sucks, if you want RAID 5 go with a Promise or HighPoint RAID controller. All mobo RAID is software RAID.

 

The smallest HDD will limit the array to its size.

 

Rebuild is automatic if you power a "hot spare".

 

Always back up data to CD/DVD, removable HDD or tape, that protects it from accidental erasure & viruses.

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