Re: New Disk Setup

From: joel garry <>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 17:05:22 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 28, 1:15 pm, Mark D Powell <> wrote:

> The fact that RAID-5 only protects you from the loss of a single disk
> in the stripe is one reason I suggested two 4 disk stripes rather than
> just a single 8 disk stripe but I have seen places use stripes with
> over 20 disks in them.  (If a single disk is likely to fail once in
> 300 years how many disk failures would I expect if I had 300 disks?)

300 :-)

(One time we managed to get a whole SAN worth of bogus disks - from IBM, no less. IIRC, they sold that division to Hitachi.)


-- is bogus.
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Received on Thu May 28 2009 - 19:05:22 CDT

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