Mini Raid5

I have grabbed 3 80GB drives and a 160GB drive in order to do some ‘quick’ raid testing on the Coraid rack.  It has 15 slots and only 5 were being used by 750GB drives so that left plenty of slots open.  I will be creating and destroying raids over and over so working with smaller drives makes things go much faster.  Just initializing the 3 80GB drives into a Raid5 took the rack right around an hour.  If I did that with 3 750GB drives it would drastically inhibit my evaluation and testing.

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One Response to Mini Raid5

  1. stshores24 says:

    Agreed. I was in some RAID training and we were using 36GB drives just to speed up the various rebuild processes. It can take a long time.

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