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SubjectRe: don't forget the raid controller could fail too Reply to this message
Posted byVanillaDome
Posted on09/24/07 06:11 AM



If the controller goes out, the data should be safe, right? It wouldn't flip out and write some crazy shit on your disks. You wouldn't be able to seamlessly keep your system going though. With mirror mode, you could just pop in an individual drive and keep it rollin'. That's a good point; you would be down until they sent you a replacement. Is it rare for raid controllers to fail? One solution would be to just keep an extra one on hand. This RAID plan keeps getting more expensive...

Too bad tape drives and media are so expensive. It would be nice to just have it automatically schedule your backups every night.

e; I'm looking at some of the prices for RAID controllers on Newegg. Hole E. Shit.

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*Quick question regarding parity blocks and RAID   VanillaDome09/24/07 00:44 AM
.*Just found out about nested RAID NT fucking sweet  VanillaDome09/25/07 02:24 PM
.*Quick answer regarding parity blocks and RAID   wildcat09/24/07 01:16 AM
..*Ok, cool. I think I get it now.  VanillaDome09/24/07 05:16 AM
...*Re: Ok, cool. I think I get it now.  wildcat09/24/07 03:53 PM
....*Thanks for clearing that up  VanillaDome09/24/07 07:34 PM
...*don't forget the raid controller could fail too  jajig09/24/07 05:28 AM
....*To be fair, the drives are much more likely to fail than the controller, though *nt*  wildcat09/24/07 03:54 PM
.....Re: don't forget the raid controller could fail too  VanillaDome09/24/07 06:11 AM