Subject: Re: Four Drive RAID-5 on RAIDFrame Considered Harmful...
To: Greg Oster <>
From: Pawel Jakub Dawidek <>
List: tech-perform
Date: 10/11/2007 12:18:23
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On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 02:59:37PM -0600, Greg Oster wrote:
> Greg Troxel writes:
> > Because of this I've always just bought two big disks and done RAID-1.
> RAID 1 has the same issue -- Say the machine dies at the point where
> block n is written to component 0 but not to component 1.  If=20
> component 0 dies before block n gets synced between the two, then=20
> when you read block n from component 1, you're going to get the old=20
> data.

It's not exactly the same. IMHO old (in RAID1 case) is better than
random (in RAID5 case).

Pawel Jakub Dawidek                              
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!

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